Dog & Cat Surgery
We provide general medicine for our patients, ranging from simple to more advanced procedures and techniques. We also provide advanced canine and feline surgery options, so your pet can get the care they need, right here, in our hospital.
At Hunt Valley Animal Hospital, we have a fully-equipped pet surgery center with an experienced veterinary surgical team. We are also one of the few animal hospitals in the United States that offers such technologically advanced, minimally-invasive laparoscopic animal surgery techniques. In fact, the equipment we use is the same type used at human hospitals. Our equipment and skills make it possible for us to do the same surgeries with tiny incisions that are typically done with long incisions. We can accomplish surgery with less pain, more precision, and shorter healing times. That means your pet can feel better faster.
Types of Surgeries Performed at Hunt Valley
The types of surgeries we offer at Hunt Valley Animal Hospital are elongated soft-palette surgery, spays & neuters, minimally-invasive surgery, orthopedic surgery (surgery of the skeletal system), cystoscopy (a look inside your pet's bladder), laparoscopy (minimally-invasive abdominal surgery using a laparoscope), rhinoscopy (examination of the inside of the nose using a rhinoscope), and gastropexy (a surgical procedure performed to prevent gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) in large breed dogs).
Is your pet in need of surgery?
Procedures done on dogs and cats are challenging for a variety of reasons, one being that they often don’t want to be still while doctors and staff are trying to help them. There is also a level of stress that comes from being in an unfamiliar environment. Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a beneficial way to give pets the care they need.
The use of anesthesia is safe, and we are expertly trained in administering it and caring for patients that are under. We take all necessary pre-anesthetic precautions and your pet will be closely monitored throughout their experience with us by our team of experts. If you have any concerns about anesthesia for your pet, please call us today at (410) 527-0800. We would be happy to speak with you and assuage any fears you may have.
Pain is a terrible thing. Hunt Valley Animal Hospital wants to alleviate as much pain and discomfort in our patients as possible. In an effort to bring you the highest quality care, we are dedicated to providing top notch pain management.
When our pets are in pain, so are we. It’s an awful feeling to know that your special friend is hurting, especially when there isn’t anything you can do to help them. It is our goal to eliminate as much pain as possible to give these pets a better quality of life.
We also anticipate and plan for procedures with the potential for any possible future pain. We work with pet owners to educate them on how to recognize signs of pain in your pet.
Our Hospital's Rave Reviews
Very pleased with first visit. Explained everything and took all the time I needed to answer all my new puppy mom questions. Provided reassurance, an understandable plan for follow up and suggestions. Staff very nice and explained things well so I knew what to expect. I appreciate being able to FaceTime during COVID restrictions. Knowledgeable care
— Sara P.
Everyone was caring and informative. Took all the time we needed-not rushed. Patience and took time explaining things. Answered all my questions. Very good with my dog. Lily was very comfortable with them even though they were strangers to her.
— Shelly S.
I have been using Hunt Valley Animal Hospital for over 5 years. There are many wonderful, caring and knowledgeable doctors in the practice. The front desk is very nice and efficient.
— Betsy P.
Everyone here is so~ nice & so professional! Dr. Frank thoroughly explained the entire surgery he was going to perform on our sweet boy, KASH ! He was so caring & dedicated & got him in the very next morning! I am beyond happy & so excited for our pup to be able to live a much better quality of life! I cant Thank Dr. Frank & his amazing staff enough!!! How accommodating & nice EVERYONE was to us !!!