Timberline Animal Hospital is equipped and staffed to perform a wide range of surgical procedures in our hospital. We understand that surgery can be stressful for you and your pet. Our goal is to provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your pet’s medical treatment. We uphold the highest standard of care for your four-legged family members.

Their comfort and safety are our highest priority that is why we have adopted the following surgical standards in our hospital:

The following procedures are performed in our hospital:

Eye surgery/procedures

Spay & Neuter Surgery

Spaying and neutering your pet is the single best thing you can do to control pet over-population. Spay or Neuter Surgery is a very important decision for every pet owner and we are here to provide you with information and consultation so that you can make the best decision for you and your pet. We recommend spaying or neutering your kitten between 4-6 months of age. For dogs we recommend spay or neuter at 6-9 months for small breed dogs and at 9-12 months for large breed dogs – (*Please know that most female dogs will have their first heat cycle at approximately 7 months)

Benefits of Spay

Benefits of Neuter

Board Certified Surgery

The following procedures are performed by a Board Certified Surgeon from Gall Mobile Surgery in our hospital:

What you can expect prior to your procedure:

Doctor consultation

This is scheduled prior your pet’s surgery to discuss all options.
Dr. Rowe will discuss your pet’s medical issues, options and outcomes of your pet’s procedure and the risks associated with the procedure. You are encouraged to ask any questions during this time. Dr. Rowe will also discuss post-operative care and recovery and go over the cost estimate for the procedure.

A pre-surgical examination

Our medical team will examine your pet to make sure they are healthy enough for anesthesia and the dental procedure and that her/his vaccines are up to date.

Pre-anesthetic blood testing

This is our standard of care for all surgeries. Blood test check many vital parameters of your pet’s internal health including, liver and kidney function and red and white blood cell counts prior to putting your pet under anesthesia.

What you can expect during a Surgery

IV catheter and fluids

To keep your pet hydrated and maintain blood pressure during surgery

Surgical procedure & monitoring

Warming blanket to maintain the body temperature under anesthesia
A pedicure!

Surgical procedure & monitoring

Your pet’s safety while under anesthesia is our highest priority. We continuously monitor your pet’s blood pressure, EKG, Temperature, and oxygen level during surgery and adjust anesthesia levels as needed to make your pet’s procedure as safe as possible.

Pain management

Because your pet cannot tell you when they are in pain, we are pro-active with your pet’s pain management for all surgical procedures.
We provide pain medication before, during and after your pet’s procedure.

What you can expect after a Dental Cleaning or Dental Extraction Surgery

A phone call

A member of our medical team will call you after your pet’s procedure and let you know how they are doing.

Post-surgical recovery monitoring

A recovery technician will provide continuous care and comfort while your pet is recovering from their procedure.

Day hospitalization

Our procedures are done in the mornings so that your pet has a day of hospitalization to ensure a restful recovery

Discharge consultation

We schedule go-home appointments when you drop your pet off for their procedure. These appointments allow our medical team to meet with you, customize discharge instructions for your pet’s at-home recovery, and go over their procedure. We are also available for questions or concerns after your pet’s procedure.