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Alta Vista Animal Hospital is proud to serve pets in the Montrose, CO area that need surgical treatment. We understand that surgery can be a stressful experience for pets and pet owners. We provide a high level of veterinary medicine to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.

Our licensed vets have extensive experience in pet surgery. We specialize in:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Soft tissue surgery—removal of foreign bodies, tumors, and masses as well as reconstructive surgery
  • Specialty orthopedic surgery—fractures, bone breaks, and chronic joint conditions

What to expect

At Alta Vista, surgery day is all about you and your pet. We want it to be a pleasant experience with good results, and we take the time to communicate with you before, during, and after the surgical procedure so that you know your pet is in loving hands the entire time.

On the day of surgery, our veterinary technician will keep your pet comfortable in the prep room and conduct all required blood tests and screens prior to surgery.

We follow strict protocols to keep your pet completely safe during the surgery. You are welcome to check in on your pet but we ask that you give us adequate time to complete the procedure. Once the surgery is over we’ll give you a better estimate of your pet’s overall status and let you know when you can pick them up.

When it’s time to discharge your pet we’ll discuss the surgical process and go over how to take care of your pet during the recovery period. You will receive a copy of the discharge orders before you leave, but please let us know if you have any questions when you get home. We’re here to help.

If you think your pet might require surgical treatment, please call us or schedule an appointment today.