Lake City Animal Hospital offers a full-service surgery facility on-site to Acworth, Woodstock, Cartersville, and Kennesaw, Georgia and the surrounding areas. Almost all pets today will have at least one surgical procedure performed during their lifetime as the long-term health benefits of spaying and neutering and dental/oral surgery have been recognized and these surgeries have become a routine part of advanced modern veterinary medicine. But when it comes to your pet, we understand that no surgery is simply “routine” for you. That’s why we’ve made the commitment to develop a competent, committed and caring team of veterinarians, technical assistants and staff to ensure that the surgical procedure your Lake City veterinarian recommends is as painless and successful as possible. Conditions, illnesses or injuries requiring invasive treatment can be handled in the hospital, providing you with peace of mind that your pet is being treated and looked after by your trusted Lake City Animal Hospital team.

All pets in need of any type of surgery are recommended to have pre-surgical blood work run prior to the event, to help minimize the risk of an unknown condition. Next, preventative pain medications are always required, as pets can feel pain in much the same way that people do. As our doctors and their experienced technicians prepare your pet for the operation, they begin to monitor all vital signs, including oxygen levels, heart rate and blood pressure. During the surgery itself, these vital indicators will be continually monitored to insure your pet is as safe and comfortable as possible. Upon completion, your pet will be kept warm, pain medications will be given as needed, and careful monitoring will continue as your pet regains consciousness.

Surgical procedures offered by Lake City include Fractures, Hip Dysplasia, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, Femoral Head Ostectomy, Pelvic Osteotomy, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Medial Patella Luxation, Carpal Hyperextension Instability, Partial Carpal Fusion, Achilles Tendon Ruptures and limb alignment connections.

Your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian will discuss with you the risks involved, any pre-surgery lab work, and the safest anesthesia options for your pet, as well as guidelines and instructions for post-operative care.