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We perform all common surgical procedures at Desert Tails Animal Clinic. Common surgical procedures that we perform include:

  • Spaying and Neutering
  • Cystotomy 
  • Gastrotomy/Enterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Laceration repair
  • Tumor removal
  • Dental cleanings

We offer in house blood work, IV catheters and IV fluids to all our patients.

The doctor and a trained technician closely monitor your pet throughout surgery. We also utilize computerized equipment to monitor your pet's heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation during surgery. The doctor wears cap, mask, sterile gown, and sterile gloves.

After surgeries, patients are recovered quietly. Our trained staff will give your pet all the attention necessary to ensure a smooth recovery.

Non-emergency surgeries are scheduled by appointment. We are staffed for surgeries on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Please call if you discover you cannot keep your appointment. Patients undergoing a surgical procedure must be current on all vaccines.

Please withhold food after 9:00pm the night before the surgery. Water may still be left down until the morning of surgery.

All surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis. Drop off is at 8:00am with pick up generally between 2 and 4pm the same day. We will provide you with specific home-care instructions when you pick your pet up.