General Surgery

We perform the following surgical procedures at Wasatch Hollow Animal Hospital: 
  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Growth removals
  • Laceration repair
  • Cystotomies (urinary bladder stone removal)
  • Foreign object removal
  • Dental extractions
  • Gastric Volvulus and Dilatation (also known as twisted stomach, gastric torsion or GDV) surgical treatment.

For more complicated surgical procedures we will refer you to local specialty surgeons.

What do we do differently to many hospitals?

We understand that surgery and anesthesia can be very stressful for you and your pet. For this reason we do not compromise when it comes to safety and we include several services during your pet’s surgery (including spay/neuter procedure) that are not offered at many hospitals, such as:

  • Pre-anesthetic testing to ensure there is no underlying disease that could cause complications.
  • IV catheter/IV fluid therapy for all anesthetized patients in which the procedure will last more than 10 minutes.
  • Anesthetic monitoring including: ECG, blood pressure, ETCO2, SPO2, heart rate, respiration, temperature).
  • Pain Control (strong narcotic pain medications are given before and after most procedures).
  • Heat support (warming blankets)
  • Safe anesthetic agents
  • Endotracheal tubes to protect the airway