Surgery

We offer pre-surgical blood work to lower your pet’s risk when going under anesthesia.

Routine Procedures

Declaw (Feline)
Dental
Dewclaw (Canine)
Lump/Mass Removal
Neuter
Spay

Pre-surgical Blood Work

Choose bloodwork (MPRO or PROV) for your pet:

  • Check for subclinical diseases
  • Verify organ function prior to anesthesia

An MPRO is a “mini” profile, recommended as a screening process for younger, healthier animals.

A PROV is a more comprehensive bloodwork panel, recommended for older animals or those who may have underlying health issues.

Specialty Procedures
Adrenalectomy
Amputation
Anal Sacculectomy
Anterior Cruciate Repair
Femoral Head Osteotomy
Fracture Repair (Pin)
Cesarean Section
Cherry Eye
Cystotomy
Dermoid
Entropion
Enucleation
Exploratory
Fibular Head Transposition
Gallbladder Removal
Gastric Tieback
Gastric Torsion
Intestinal Foreign Body
Lateral Ear Resection (Lacroix)
Perineal Urethrostomy
Pyometra
Splenectomy
Surgical Insemination
Thyroidectomy
Tibial Transposition
Umbilical Hernia Repair
Urinary Obstruction
Vaginoplasty
AVID Microchip

We strongly recommend all pets receive the AVID microchip for safety and identification purposes.

The microchip is:

  • The size of a grain of rice
  • Injected into the subcutaneous layer of the skin

Benefits of a microchip:

  • Shelters and hospitals check for microchips in stray or lost animals
  • It is illegal for any laboratory to harbor an animal with a microchip or tattoo
Surgery FAQs

What time should I drop off my pet?
Please arrive for surgery drop off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the morning of surgery.

When should I stop feeding my pet? Can they have water?
Do not allow your pet to consume any food after 9:00 p.m. the night before surgery. They may continue to drink water as usual. Rabbits are allowed to eat up to the time of surgery and owners must bring food for them for the duration of their stay.

How long does it take to check in for surgery?
The check-in process takes about 15 minutes. When checking a pet, the owner or another authorized adult must sign and complete paperwork and a short questionnaire. The questionnaire will help us better understand the patient and provide them with the best possible care.

What time is my pet’s surgery?
The surgery order is determined by the surgeon on the day of surgery after all patients have arrived. There are no set times for each individual surgery because clients may cancel, emergencies may be added to the schedule or a surgery may become more or less extensive than anticipated.

How do I know when the surgery is done?
The surgeon or a technician will call after the surgery to talk to you about the procedure and state when your pet can be picked up to go home.

How do I care for my pet after surgery?
At the time of pickup, a technician will bring your pet out to you and review the aftercare instructions. They will answer any questions you may have about the procedure, recovery process, or medications, including how to properly administer pills.

How long does the surgical release process take?
Please allow for a 10 to 15-minute wait while a technician gathers your pet’s belongings, medications, and release instructions.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you need to cancel or reschedule, please call us at (614) 471-2201.

Our Surgeons

Dr. Nancy Rich (Monday)
Dr. Jason Worman (Tuesday)
Dr. Deb Rausch (Wednesday)
Dr. John Worman (Thursday)
Dr. Joy Harkins (Friday)

We treat each patient as family.

Address

144 West Johnstown Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Click here for directions.

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Please note: phones turn on at 8:30 am Monday – Saturday.

Contact

Phone614-471-2201
Fax: 614-471-1907
Emailclients@gahannaanimalhospital.org

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