It can be very stressful when your pet needs surgery. We'll be with you every step of the way.


We know that it can be a stressful time when your pet needs an operation. We’ll be with you every step of the way. We’re happy to give you a full tour of our clean, state-of-the-art surgical center before making a decision to go through with the operation. Once that route has been approved, we’ll go through everything with you to ease your mind.

We’ll be providing complete pre-operative information for you and your pet – this includes when to keep them from eating the night before the operation to a full schedule of the day of the operation. If your pet is going under anesthesia, we may require blood work to make sure they’re healthy enough for the operation.

During the operation, our team will be diligent in making sure we cure your pet’s ailment and call you with the good news. Multiple members of our staff will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly in the operating room.

Once your pet is out of surgery, we’ll contact you immediately and make sure that you have all of the information to bring your pet home and make sure that they’re comfortable and ready to begin healing. We may also need to schedule follow-up appointments to make sure the healing process is going well.

We offer a wide range of surgical services to your pet:

Surgical Services Offered

Soft Tissue Surgery – Examples of soft tissue surgery include growth and lump removals, laceration repair, abscess, wound repair, skin biopsies, and abdominal surgeries.

Foreign Body Removal – Many pets will ingest toys, bones, rocks, and household items that can obstruct the intestinal tract. X-rays, ultrasound, and barium studies can help verify the location of the foreign body before its surgical removal.

Cystotomy – A cystotomy procedure involves the removal of stones from the urinary bladder.

Pet Orthopedics – An in-house board-certified veterinary surgeon is available to perform orthopedic surgeries such as the repair of fractured bones, dislocated knee caps, and cranial cruciate ligament injuries.

Dental Surgery – Dental care under anesthesia may involve not only the removal of tartar and plaque, but also dental x-rays, the extraction of loose, broken, or infected teeth, and the removal of any tumors that develop in the mouth.

Spay and Neuter Services – Spaying or neutering your dog or cat can have many benefits and advantages. These include an improvement in behavior, lowered likelihood of the pet running away, and better control of pet populations. Also, it can decrease the incidence of tumors. The spaying or neutering of a pet is highly recommended for your four-legged family member.

Veterinary Surgery Services Near You

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at 949-837-7660 to schedule a consultation with your Lake Forest Animal Clinic veterinarian.