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What is Surgery?

Surgical services are provided by Southwest Veterinary Surgical Services. Their team of surgeons are highly skilled and trained in a variety of soft tissue, orthopedic, neurologic, and oncologic surgical procedures. Your surgical experience will start with a consultation, which includes a review of available medical records, diagnostic test results, and a thorough physical examination. Your surgeon will discuss your pet’s condition and any further diagnostic and therapeutic options available. A treatment plan will then be provided based on this discussion.  

Our staff is available to assist you with any questions you may have. The decision to choose veterinary surgery as an option for your pet should be made carefully. You will be given extensive opportunity to ask questions about the benefits and risks of the procedure, the follow-up, and the expected outcome.  

While in surgery, the team will use the most advanced and safest anesthetic techniques and monitoring available. Your pet will recover comfortably in our intensive care unit where we provide 24-hour care and monitoring under the direct supervision of an on-staff veterinarian. Pain management is integral to the comprehensive anesthetic and surgical plan. Your pet will need to spend at least the first night following surgery for 24-hour critical care and pain monitoring.  

Some procedures require extended hospitalization for post-surgical monitoring and for the safety of your pet. SAVS is staffed 24 hours a day with veterinarians and technical staff, whose goal is to keep your pet safe and comfortable. When your pet is discharged, our surgical team will discuss your pet’s needs and explain your pet’s individually tailored home care instructions. 

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Head & Neck Veterinary Surgery
  • Mandible fractures
  • Maxillary fractures
  • Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Epulis
  • Other oral neoplasia
  • Cleft palate
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
    • Elongated soft palate
    • Everted laryngeal saccules
  • Nasal tumors
  • Salivary gland neoplasia
  • Salivary gland mucocele
  • Enucleations
  • Cheiloplasty (anti-drool surgery)
  • Laryngeal disease
    • Laryngeal paralysis
    • Laryngeal collapse
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Parathyroid tumors
  • Ear disease
    • Total ear canal ablations
    • Bulla osteotomy
      • Ventral
      • Lateral
    • Nasopharyngeal polyp
Thoracic Disease
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Tracheal tumors
  • Tracheal collapse
  • Pericardectomy
  • Lung tumors
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Esophageal foreign bodies
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
Abdominal Disease
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Gastric foreign body
  • Pyloric outflow obstruction
  • Gastric neoplasia
  • Gastric dilitation/volvulus (GDV) emergency and prophylactic
  • Intestinal neoplasia
  • Intestinal foreign body
  • Gall bladder mucocele
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver lobe resection
  • Liver neoplasia
  • Nephrectomy
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder neoplasia
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Splenectomy
  • Adrenal tumor
  • Megacolon
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Perineal urethrethrostomy
  • Scrotal urethrostomy
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Inguinal
  • Umbilical
  • Perineal
  • Traumatic/Congenital body wall
  • Scrotal
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin flaps
  • Skin grafts
  • Mass removals/biopsies
  • Mammary gland tumors
  • Anal gland removal
  • Cruciate ligament disease
    • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
    • Lateral fabellar stabilization
  • Osteochondrosis dessicans (OCD)
  • Angular limb correction
  • Fractures
    • Locking titanium plates
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Ununited anconeal process
  • Fragmented medial coronoid process
  • Arthrodesis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Amputations
  • Potello luxations
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Hip luxations
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Corrective osteotomies
  • Stem cell treatment
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Central Location

141 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

East Side Location

7474 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710


Local: (520) 888-3177
Toll Free: (877) 762-9838