Cat and Dog Surgery in La Crosse, WI

La Crosse Veterinary Clinic strives to deliver the best pet surgical care with a state-of-the-art cat and dog surgery suite equipped with a heated hydraulic lift table, the latest monitoring devices, electrocautery, inhalation anesthesia, and LASER. We perform spay and neuter procedures regularly, along with soft tissue, orthopedic, ophthalmic, and abdominal surgeries at our hospital. In addition to making our patients as comfortable and safe as possible, we also want to give you peace of mind about leaving your pet in our team’s hands. Our veterinarians and staff follow rigorous safety protocols for anesthesia and all other aspects of our surgical service.

Schedule your cat or dog’s surgery with our online form, or call (608) 781-3466!

Spay and Neuter: More Than a Routine Surgery

One of the cornerstones of a pet’s lifelong healthcare is the spay/neuter surgery. We recommend this step for most dogs and cats as a safeguard against unwanted pregnancies and various reproductive infections and cancers. The goal of spay and neuter surgeries is to reduce or prevent life-threatening diseases and eliminate the heat cycle in females, minimize or prevent hormonal behaviors such as urine spraying, mounting, roaming, and vocalizing, and improve the overall length and quality of your pet’s life.

Another important benefit of spay and neuter surgeries is that they can play a role in reducing animal overpopulation and homelessness. Spaying and neutering can improve the lives of countless dogs and cats!

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Your Pet’s Surgery Safety is Our Top Priority

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our chief concerns throughout their surgery, and we want you to feel assured that your pet is in good hands. That’s why our standards for surgical care are top quality. While anesthesia is not without risk, we take the following steps to minimize that risk as much as possible:

  • Pre-anesthetic testing
  • Improved anesthetic drugs
  • State-of-the-art monitoring equipment
  • Increased veterinary expertise and experience
  • Pre-anesthetic testing
  • Improved anesthetic drugs
  • State-of-the-art monitoring equipment
  • Increased veterinary expertise and experience

The depth and type of anesthesia your pet receives can vary depending on the procedure. There are intravenous, intra-muscular, and inhalation options available for us to choose from. Many times, a combination of multiple anesthetics including pain medications is used.

Laser Surgery

La Crosse Veterinary Clinic remains on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and surgery by offering laser surgery. This exciting and important technology is used daily by our veterinarians to provide the most advanced and compassionate medical care for your pet.

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We Also Offer Orthopedic Surgery

In collaboration with local veterinarians Dr. Joe Adrian and Dr. Steven Timm, we are pleased to offer orthopedic and complex surgical procedures for our patients right here in our animal hospital.

Some of these procedures include:

Ligament repair of anterior cruciate ruptures and meniscal tears

Simple and complex fracture repairs

Luxation repairs including patella, elbow, shoulder, hip, and stifle

Femoral head ostectomy

Gastric dilatation volvulus

Perineal urethrostomy

Diaphragmatic hernia repair


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What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Pet’s Surgery

We make it a personal goal to detail the steps of what you can expect at every stage of your pet’s surgery to give you peace of mind. Please refer to the sections below to learn more about the three main phases of dog and cat surgery here at La Crosse Veterinary Clinic.

Supplemental Surgical Information

For your convenience, we have created handouts with an Explanation of an Itemized Surgical Treatment Plan and information about the Surgical Procedures at La Crosse Veterinary Clinic. If you have any questions or concerns about our surgical services or anesthesia protocols, please feel free to contact us at (608) 781-3466!