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Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders. While invasive, surgical procedures remain the backbone of veterinary medicine, delivering unparalleled results to the field of pet healthcare.

Glendale Animal Hospital is proud to offer advanced surgical facilities and equipment, including a state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit with a dedicated oxygen chamber within the surgical suite which allows for continual patient monitoring. We continue to utilize innovative surgical techniques and technology to remain on the forefront of veterinary medicine. Our hospital provides a large number of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.

Surgery Services

  • Soft-tissue
  • Neurological
  • Dental
  • Ophthalmic
  • Foreign body removal
  • Orthopedic

Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. Glendale Animal Hospital’s experienced veterinary team provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and pain-free.

Our veterinary team educates you throughout the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner, we are available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.

At Glendale Animal Hospital, you will always receive a customized estimate that details the costs of any surgical procedures. While our services are always priced competitively, these estimates allow our clients to see that not all surgical programs are equal in quality or safety. We feel that a lower price tag is not worth the risks associated with forgoing items such as pre-surgical blood work, pain medications, proper anesthesia monitoring, and other safety measures.

If you are considering veterinary surgery, please contact your Glendale Animal Hospital veterinarian to schedule an introductory consultation.

CO2 Surgical Laser

For nearly a decade, we have performed laser surgery. Until a few years ago, we were one of only 4 practices in the Chicagoland area to offer laser surgery. The benefits of laser surgery include less post-operative pain, less bleeding, less bruising, and a more cosmetic healing. Oral and rectal surgeries are simpler, more bloodless, and virtually free from pain. The laser also makes available some treatment options available for chronic problems that were previously hopeless, such as treatment of lick granulomas and stomatitis. Small skin growths can be removed with a local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

Surgical Monitoring

Our surgical monitoring equipment continuously evaluates the condition of patients under anesthesia. Though it is assumed by many that all hospitals provide this service, unfortunately that is not the case. At all times, we know our patient’s heart rate, respirations, and core body temperature. We have a continuous EKG running and can also monitor blood pressure throughout a procedure. All of this instrumentation protects your pet while under anesthesia. All patients receiving IV fluids are also regulated using IV pumps that administer the fluids at a precise rate for that patient.

Advanced Orthopedic Surgeries

We are pleased to now offer advanced orthopedic surgeries for Glendale Animal Hospital patients. Dr. Nick Velkov works in collaboration with the Glendale Animal Hospital medical team to provide orthopedic surgeries in-house on a limited basis. For more information about Dr. Nick and his background, visit his website. If you are interested in talking with your Glendale Animal Hospital veterinarian on how Dr. Nick may be able to help your pet, please contact us.

Veterinary Surgery Services Near You

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at 630-858-3530 to schedule a consultation with your Glendale Animal Hospital veterinarian or schedule online.