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Excellence in Veterinary Surgery

South Des Moines Veterinary Center offers veterinary surgery for your dogs and cats. We will create a surgical plan that outlines the surgery and the costs associated with the treatment and discuss them with you before the surgery is performed.

What To Expect At Your Pet's Surgery Visit

We strive to make your pet’s surgery as stress free as possible and are equipped to provide excellent care, safety, and comfort for your pet. On the morning of the veterinary surgery, your pet will receive the following:

  • A thorough physical exam
  • Pre-anesthetic blood testing
  • Pre-op and post-op pain medication

We understand the anxiety of anesthesia. To ensure the highest level of safety, a surgical technician assists our experienced veterinarian during the entire surgery. The technician monitors levels of anesthesia, pulse, blood pressure, and oxygenation. Our surgical suite provides a heated surgery table for your pet’s comfort and improved recovery.

Your pet is constantly monitored throughout the surgery and post-op recovery time. Most surgeries are out-patient procedures, so pets may return home the same day. Our veterinary team will discuss all post-operative care instructions including any medications that may be prescribed. For your convenience and your pet’s safety, prescriptions will be filled at our onsite pharmacy.

Pet Surgeries

Our highly skilled and experienced veterinarians can perform a variety of surgical procedures for your pet, including:

  • Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
  • Castration (neuter)
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Tumor removals
  • Other soft tissue surgeries

Please contact us to schedule an appointment or with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet’s surgical procedure.