We offer full-range, affordable surgery services
You want the best for your pet when it comes to surgery. Austin Animal Medical Center is fully equipped to handle a wide range of surgical services at an affordable price for our clients. If your pet needs surgery – emergency or not – call us at 512-832-4119.
What surgeries can Austin Animal Medical Center veterinarians perform?
Doctors Gregg and Loretta Farmer are equipped to perform routine and complex surgeries including, but not limited to:
- Spaying and neutering
- Dental cleanings
- Complex soft tissue procedures
- Orthopedic procedures
We provide safe anesthesia, and use the latest in anesthesia monitoring technology to ensure your pet’s safety.
How do you know if your pet needs surgery?
It’s vital to bring your pets in for annual or bi-annual wellness visits so Austin Animal Medical Center veterinarians can keep tabs on your pet’s well-being. A wellness visit can mean the difference in finding a tumor before it’s too late, or catching a dental problem that requires extraction.
It’s also important to bring your pet in for an exam any time you notice out of the ordinary behavior, such as a limp, lack of appetite, whining, or other abnormal behaviors.
Finally, it goes without saying, bring your pet in immediately if there is an emergency, such as your pet getting hit by a car or ingesting toxic substances or a foreign object.
Call Us Today! 512.832.4119
How to schedule surgery for my pet at Austin Animal Medical Center:
For your convenience, we provide surgical services Monday through Friday. While we do not perform surgeries on a walk-in basis, call us at 512-832-4119 and we likely can get your pet’s surgery scheduled in the next couple of days.
What you need to know for your pet’s surgery:
Most surgeries are outpatient procedures, meaning you will drop off and pick up your pet the same day. Drop-off time is between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and pick-up time is between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. When you schedule the surgery, you will receive instructions on when your pet must begin fasting prior to surgery. It is vital to follow these instructions. When your dog or cat is under anesthesia, their reflexes are temporarily stopped. If there is anything in the stomach, there is a risk that your pet will vomit and the regurgitated food could inhibit breathing.
At drop-off, an Austin Animal Medical Center technician will help you fill out your surgical paperwork, provide you with a cost estimate, and answer any questions that you may have about the surgery. Allow an extra 10-15 minutes for this. You can download the surgical drop off forms in advance, which may shorten your check-in time.
At pick-up, you will receive post-op instructions for your pet, including when and how to administer pain relief medications, when to let your pet eat again, and how to apply and remove an e-collar (cone).