Surgery Room


Full Range of surgical services

Rivertown provides a full range of surgical services for small animals.

High surgical-care standards

Pet owners are often concerned about the risks of anesthesia and surgery. At Rivertown our surgical protocols are consistent with the highest standards of care.

Safe anesthesia care

Your pet’s safety is our top priority. We have anesthesia protocols and the necessary medical equipment to help ensure safe anesthetic procedures.

Pain and comfort management speeds recovery

We minimize patient discomfort by practicing multimodal pain management. This includes pain prevention before, during and after a surgical procedure. Reducing pain helps speed recovery.

Visiting specialists: Board-certified surgeons

The doctors at Rivertown Animal Hospital perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. For orthopedic and advanced soft tissue surgeries, board-certified surgeons are readily available at our hospital. These surgeons also come to our facility for client consultations.

Surgeries that may require a specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligaments) repair including: TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement), TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) and extra-capsular repair
  • Fractures
  • Patella luxations
  • Splenectomies
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Complex hernia repair
  • Exploratory surgery

If you have questions about an upcoming surgery or would you like more information about anesthetic safety and pain management for your pet, please contact us.

Learn more about our surgical procedures

Read Rivertown’s brochure describing the procedures we follow before, during and after surgery.

dog surgery

Your pet’s safety is our top priority during surgery.

Our dog has had multiple surgeries at Rivertown including two separate mass removals, an orthopedic procedure for a knee problem, and a tooth extraction that was performed same day due to the severity of the fracture. He’s had more than his fair share of physical issues, but we’ve always trusted the entire staff at Rivertown and they’ve never let us down.Michelle Pieper