Anesthesia & Surgical Procedures

As pet care specialists, we are proud to extend surgical services to our patients. Our skilled physicians and technicians are proficient in a variety of surgical procedures, allowing your pet to obtain precise care. Prior to scheduling surgery, we will discuss all treatment options available to you and your pet. Our goal is to allow you to fully understand the benefits and potential risks of surgery and make an informed decision about your pet’s care. Patients will also need to complete a full physical evaluation and blood work panel to ensure there are no preexisting conditions that could negatively affect pet health when anesthesia is used. Once your pet has cleared their physical exam, surgery can be scheduled.

Common reasons for pet surgery: 

  • Declawing felines
  • Foreign body removal
  • Spay and neuter
  • Trauma repair
  • Tumor or skin biopsy

What does surgery involve?

Surgery for pets is very similar to surgery for humans. During the pre-operative appointment, the necessary preparations for surgery will be discussed. If your pet is having anesthesia, fasting will be required, and we request that you inform us of any medications your pet is taking. With some surgeries, an overnight stay at our facility is necessary so we can continue to monitor your pet’s recovery. If this is required with your surgery, you will be notified during your pre-operative appointment.

We believe that pain management is a critical aspect of recovery. We make an added effort to provide your pet with superior comfort. If we feel that post-operative pain management would be beneficial to your pet, we will prescribe additional medication.

Upon the completion of surgery, you will be informed of all care instructions for recovery. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s surgery, or would like to schedule a surgery, please contact our office.


Your pet’s safety is our primary concern. Burleson Small Animal Clinic takes numerous steps to ensure safety while your pet is under anesthesia. Every surgical patient in our clinic has the option of running labwork and if the pet is over 6 years of age, it is a requirement.  This test helps us discover any problems with your pet’s vital organs that could lead to complications during anesthesia or surgery.

Burleson Small Animal Clinic customizes each anesthetic protocol to the specific needs of the individual patient, by considering their age, size, and health risks. In addition, our clinic uses the safest forms of gas anesthesia available. All surgical patients are closely monitored with advanced equipment.

Fluids are continuously administered to surgical patients through an IV catheter. Fluid therapy helps maintain blood pressure, support the kidneys, and provide quick access for emergency medication, should the need arise.Burleson Small Animal Clinic takes pain management seriously.

Our goal is to ensure not only a speedy, but a pain- and anxiety-free recovery for our patients, by using the most advanced analgesics and pain relief medication. Surgeries preformed at Burleson Small Animal Clinic include but not limited to-