What can I expect for my pet's surgery?
Most procedures require an exam/consult before the day of surgery, however, for some common procedures we may be able to perform an exam/consult the day of. At this exam, you'll be given an estimate and walked through any necessary or recommended pre-anesthetic diagnostic to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Our doctors customize the drugs used per your pet's specific requirements which may include their current health status, procedure performed, and disposition. During the procedure, we are continuously monitoring your pet's vitals while providing heat and cardiovascular support. Once your pet has left surgery and recovered from anesthesia we will call or text you with pick-up instructions. Almost all procedures will go home the same day and you will be given detailed at-home instructions with all the medications needed to ensure a smooth post-operative recovery period. With unstable patients requiring emergency surgery, we may recommend continual monitoring at an emergency clinic depending on their recovery status.
Types of surgeries performed
Spay and Neuter
Foreign Body Removal
Cystotomy(Bladder Stone Removal)
Cruciate ligament repair (Lateral Suture Technique)
Medial Patellar Luxation Repair
Total Ear Canal Ablation
Traumatic Evaluation & Repair
These are more common conditions and more specific surgeries may not be listed. If you don't find your pet or patient's particular need please contact us to determine our ability to perform the necessary procedure.
Ready to consult a doctor?
Give us a call to schedule an appointment and send records to HCAHrecords@gmail. You can fill out a new client form HERE(LINK TO FORM PENDING) to save time at your appointment.
Chronic Disease Management
Medicine and Preventatives
Come, sit, heal.
Whether your pet is in need of routine care or emergency surgery we got you covered. Howard County Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic offering a range of veterinary care to the pets of Ellicott City, Columbia, Baltimore, Catonsville, Elkridge, Pikesville, Woodlawn, Randallstown, Towson and the surrounding areas located just off of route 40 outside of the 695 beltway.
We felt so heard here, and I am so grateful for all the informaton the staff gave to us. As a first time dog parent, I always have questions. Thanks for listening and taking great care of our big guy!