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Surgical Procedures


Surgical Procedures at Perry Hall Animal Hospital in Baltimore


Our hospital offers many general and specialty surgeries. These procedures require general anesthesia and we take many precautions to keep your pet safe before and after the procedure. These precautions include pre-operative blood screening, physical/wellness exams and listening to the heart and lungs.  Constant monitoring of your pet’s vital signs while they are under anesthesia and during recovery are also necessary standards regardless of the type of procedure your pet is undergoing.  We have registered veterinary technicians that assist our doctors and have extensive training in monitoring anesthetic procedures.  Our veterinarians are very concerned with the pain management of your pet and will provide medication to control and alleviate any post surgery pain.

Our trained technicians work with the veterinarian to ensure your pet’s procedure and recovery go smoothly. Follow up phone calls are placed to ensure your pet is comfortable through their recovery at home.

Perry Hall Animal Hospital utilizes the services of surgeon, Dr. Betsy Arthur with Mobile Veterinary Surgery, for advanced or highly technical surgeries.  Dr. Arthur performs surgeries within our hospital and works closely with our veterinarians and staff.  This valuable service offers our clients and patients the comfort of familiar faces and places and prevents the need and added expense of having to go to a specialty or surgery center.

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General Surgeries for cats and dogs include but are not limited to:

  • Spay

  • Neuter

  • Mass/lump removal

  • Laceration/wound and abscess repair

  • Hernia repair

  • Broken nail repair

  • Feline declaw

  • Dental Extractions


Orthopedic Surgeries

  • FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)

  • Patellar luxation repair

  • Cruciate ligament rupture repair, TPLO and TTA


Specialty or Emergency Surgeries include but are not limited to:

  • Exploratory Surgery

  • Cystotomy (removal of urinary bladder stones)

  • Removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies

  • Urinary blockage

  • Enucleation (eye removal)

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Pyometra

  • Limb repair or amputation

  • ‣We DO NOT perform ear crop surgery or tail docking unless medically necessary