Our vets in Boulder and Westminster are highly trained to perform a wide range of surgical procedures for pets in need of emergency treatment.

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Emergency Veterinary Surgery for Pets

At our pet hospitals in Boulder and Westminster, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs using stringent surgical protocols. 

During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided. 

After surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care. 

Emergency Veterinary Surgery in Boulder and Westminster

What to Expect from Emergency Veterinary Surgery

We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended. We'll also explain any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.

Surgical Procedures

Our veterinary teams at Boulder and Northside Emergency Pet Clinics perform emergency surgeries to help treat critical conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma. 

We routinely perform the following emergency surgeries at our Boulder and Westminster emergency pet clinics:

The Surgery Process

We understand that you may be feeling overwhelmed - even frightened - at the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. 

We will ensure that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended, and that you are comfortable deciding to move forward. 

If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Boulder or Westminster and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical exam, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in our surgical suites. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.