Making Pet Surgery as Painless as Possible

At Mill Creek Animal Clinic, our experienced veterinarians are skilled in a wide variety of surgical procedures. Cumulatively, our team of four veterinarians has performed tens of thousands of pet surgeries, including general pet surgery, soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, and dentistry.

Whether your pet needs surgery because of an illness or trauma, or requires a routine veterinary procedure such as a spay or neuter, you can trust our veterinarians to handle all your pet’s surgical needs, including:

  • ACL surgery  
  • Spay and Neuter 
  • Cryptorchid Neuter 
  • Wound repair and reconstruction 
  • Oral surgery, surgical extractions,  and dental procedures 
  • Tumor and mass removal 
  • Intestinal Foreign body removal 
  • Eyelid surgery ( Cherry Eye and eyelid masses) 
  • Splenectomy 
  • Some Orthopedic surgeries ( patellar luxation, bone biopsy)
  • Cystotomy ( urinary bladder stone removal)  
  • Perineal Urethrostomy ( for obstructive feline urinary disease)
  • Stenotic Nares Surgery 
  • Radiosurgery for benign warts and adenoma excision

We Put Your Pet’s Comfort and Safety First

Anesthetic safety begins with a thorough pre-surgical exam and laboratory work appropriate to your pet’s age and condition. During all pet surgeries performed at our animal clinics, we emphasize pain management before, during, and after veterinary surgery. By reducing or eliminating pain, discomfort, or anxiety, your pet will have a better surgery experience. We also find that calm, relaxed pets heal faster and experience fewer complications.

Our standard surgical veterinary practices include:

  • Comprehensive perioperative pain relief
  • Anesthesia is administered and monitored by trained and experienced veterinary technicians
  • Continuous monitoring of each patient’s vital signs including blood pressure, pulse oxygenation, ecg, body temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate.
  • Surgical patients are treated as outpatient (go home same day) and recover comfortably at home. 

Our commitment to pain management and the highest quality care during and after veterinary surgery helps ensure that when you bring your pet home, your dog or cat is feeling better and ready to return to normal activity as soon as possible.

Before and After Veterinary Surgery

If your pet is scheduled for surgery with us, please do not give any food or water after midnight the night before surgery. Our staff will let you know if you need to follow any other pre-surgery instructions or or administer other pre-anesthetic medications.

Following surgery, you will receive customized after-care instructions from our staff. And you may always contact us with any questions or concerns.

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at (708) 361-6002 to Make An Appointment with your Mill Creek Animal Clinic veterinarian.

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.