The phrase pet surgery might induce anxiety for some people, but the truth is pets often require minor or routine surgical procedures just like many humans. At Blue Lake Animal Hospital, we perform a variety of general surgery procedures right here in our clinic, allowing our pet patients and their owners to receive the treatments they need in a familiar and comfortable environment.
And when your pet needs a more specialized surgical procedure, like knee repair surgery or canine reproductive services, we’ve got you covered there too. Our veterinarians have extensive surgical experience, allowing us to offer procedures not available at most clinics.
We have a fully equipped surgical suite with an array of monitoring devices to maximize the safety of your pet at all times. We monitor heart and respiratory rates, EKG, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen levels while your pet is under anesthesia.
With a complete in-house laboratory, we can perform pre-surgical testing immediately before a procedure to assess anesthetic risks and increase the safety of surgery for your pet. Some of the procedures that our veterinarians perform here include:
We also offer reproductive surgery services, including:
Post-operative pain management is an important part of healing, and our onsite pharmacy makes it easy to fill your pet’s prescriptions. Research has shown that when pain is controlled in animals after surgery they heal faster with fewer complications. Various combinations of drugs can be employed to reduce pain immediately and when your pets return home. We will discuss the best options for your pet’s condition, size, and health history.
While we strive to address all your pets’ medical needs whenever possible, we’ll also let you know if the services of a specialist are recommended. Specific types of surgery such as bone surgery, neuro-surgery, and eye surgery are best performed by veterinarians specifically trained and equipped for these procedures. We maintain a referral network of veterinary surgeons that can provide the best care possible if the need arises. Your pet’s well-being is our top concern and we’ll always be transparent about what we feel is in your animal’s best interests.
As a team of true animal lovers, we understand that any type of surgery, no matter how common or minor, can be a stressful experience for both pets and their owners. At Blue Lake Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff members know that good communication is one of the best ways to help put our clients’ minds at ease. That’s why we take the time to discuss any recommended procedures in detail, answer your questions, and help you feel comfortable about the care you’re choosing for your furry family members.
To discuss your pet’s medical needs or schedule a preventative care appointment, contact our office today. We are available to schedule your appointment by email or phone.
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.
Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.
Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Various orthopedic problems with your pet can call for surgical operations, and our vets have a wide range of experience handling orthopedic issues.
Everyone is always helpful and nice. Glad we switched veterinarians.
Dr. Heather always takes the best care of our animals. Thank you!
Very friendly team and thoroughly enjoyed our first welcome appointment with our new puppy!
My pet got attacked and needed help right away - Blue Lake fit us in, performed surgery and Dr. Will kept me apprised the whole time. When there were complications, they again fit us in right away and helped. Great vet office.
We live in Lansing and travel to the clinic for all of our dogs. Dr. Heather is so knowledgeable and actually gave us a more precise date on when our dog should have a c-section. If we would have gone off the previous advice from a different vet…
I can't say enough good about Blue Lake. My dog Buster is 15 years old and has some expected health issues, but they are always helpful with my pet and his needs.
This is a very caring place to bring your pet.
We have a reptile that needed some immediate care. The staff was able to get us an appointment within a couple of days. We received very good care for our reptile friend and will definitely use them again for any of our exotic pets.
Very courteous staff.