Surgery

When your pet needs surgery – even if it’s something simple and routine – it can be a stressful time filled with anxiety and uncertainty. You want to know that he or she will be in capable hands and will be well cared for throughout the process. The caring, compassionate and highly skilled staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington understands exactly what you are going through. We’ve all been there ourselves. That’s why we work so hard to set your mind at ease and to make each and every surgical procedure we perform as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Our highly skilled veterinarians are experienced in performing a wide range of surgeries, including soft tissue, orthopedic, and laser surgery. All of the surgical procedures performed at our hospital are carried out using the safest, most up to date techniques, cutting edge technology and modern equipment. We never want to place our patients at risk, so we take every precaution necessary to ensure their safety and comfort, before, during and following surgery.

Before we proceed with any surgery, your pet will be carefully screened to ensure that he or she is healthy enough to move forward. We will then develop a customized pain management plan that is specifically tailored to your pet. We use only the safest anesthetic products which are administered under the careful watch of our skilled veterinarians.  We want keep your companion relaxed and pain-free, but in a way that provides for his or her optimum safety and well being.

During surgery, our doctors adhere to the highest standards of care and focus on delivering the best surgical experience possible. Your pet will be closely monitored by our well trained support staff throughout the procedure to ensure that their blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen level are precisely where they should be. Many of our surgeries can be performed using a laser, making the experience less painful and promoting a faster recovery.

Shortly after the surgery is complete and your pet is in recovery, you will be contacted at which point we will explain how the procedure went and advise you on when your pet will be ready to go home. When you arrive for pick up, we’ll go over our instructions for post-surgical care and pain management to improve the chances of a full and speedy recovery.

If your pet needs surgery, don’t fret. The staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington is here to provide for all of your companion’s surgical care needs. We’ll have them fixed up and back to their normal, active lifestyle in no time!

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Tina Rommell

      We love you all. Thank you for taking such great care of my dog.

    • Kathy Ann

      We are very happy with all of the staff. They are all friendly, knowledgeable and answer questions.

    • Venisa Peterson

      they took wonderful care with my puppy and explained everything

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.

    • Karlene Hintz Boeve

      ‘Five Stars’ for Dr Paxton as he is a caring, knowledgeable, experienced professional! I had an in-depth conversation around the benefits of Cytopoint injections for my Westie with seasonal dermatitis. Success! Cytopoint was the solution to measurable relief.
      Also I want to share my thoughts on Euthanasia for an aggressive, violent dog. If your veterinarian recommends euthanasia, you should give it serious consideration. Some dogs are not wired correctly. The safety of children, family, & community should be the priority over an aggressive dog. Don’t wait for a disaster to transpire. My family has suffered do to non action of our neighbors aggressive dog.

    • Heather Lange

      They took great care of my dogs my 1 1/2 yr old mix got fixed and I was nervous they didn’t mind me keep calling to ask questions and was great with our German Shepard will always use them and they are affordable

    • Brad Pinkerton

      Thank you to the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington and especially Dr Paxton. We had no choice but to put our beloved Jasmine to sleep due to her condition. It was amongst the worst day of our lives. Dr Paxton and his wonderful staff treated us with the ultimate compassion and patience. The office even followed up within a few days later with a signed condolence card, a cast of her paw prints and a bottle with a bit of her fur. Janni and I are forever indebted to the kindness they showed to us. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone needing vet care for their pets.