No pet owner ever wants to learn that their four-legged friend needs surgery. Even if the procedure is simple and routine, like a spay or neuter operation, the thought of bringing your loved one in for surgery can be downright frightening.

You probably have lots of questions and plenty of concerns, like whether your pet will be kept as safe and comfortable as possible, and that he or she will receive the most effective care available.

At Barre Animal Hospital, we understand what you’re going through. That’s because, although we are experienced veterinary health care providers, we are pet parents first. Each one of us has been in your shoes, and has experienced the feelings of anxiety and uncertainty you’re dealing with. Because of this, we work extra hard to ensure that each and every procedure performed in our hospital is as positive and stress-free an experience as possible – from start to finish. Rest assured that your companion will be in caring, capable hands with our surgical team!

Our doctors are experienced in performing a wide range of pet surgeries, from routine to complex. All procedures are handled with the highest level of care and the utmost attention given to the safety and comfort of our patients. Whatever your pet’s surgical care needs, we’re prepared to help.


Before your pet is ever wheeled into the surgical suite, we’ll take every measure to ensure a safe and uneventful experience. We’ll evaluate your companion to identify any potential risk factors so that we may prepare ahead of time to handle any situation that may arise while he or she is in our care. Once cleared for surgery, we’ll develop a customized pain management plan that uses the safest, most effective anesthetic products and is tailor-made for your pet’s comfort and well being.

During Your Pet’s Surgery…

When it’s time to proceed, we will carefully sedate your pet, speaking soothingly and providing one-on-one attention as he or she drifts peacefully off to sleep. The doctor will then get to work performing your pet’s surgery with precision and efficiency. Our care team will be on hand at all times to assist with surgery and to closely monitor your pet’s well being using the most up to date monitoring equipment available.

Following the Procedure…

Once surgery is complete, we will relocate your pet to our warm, quiet recovery area where he or she will continue to be monitored as the anesthesia begins to wear off. Someone from our team will contact you to explain how everything went, discuss any pertinent findings and arrange a pick up time. Most surgery patients are able to go home the same day as their procedure.

When you arrive to pick your pet up, we’ll spend as much time as necessary going over our post-surgical care instructions. These may include a customized pain management plan to help your companion recover as comfortably as possible at home. Should any questions or concerns arise after you’ve returned home with your pet, we encourage you to pick up the phone and call us. We’re happy to help set your mind at ease and help make your companion’s recovery go as smoothly as possible. Help is always just a phone call away!

If your pet needs surgery, there’s no need to panic. Especially when you’ve got the team at Barre Animal Hospital on your side. We’re ready, willing and able to assist with all of your pet’s surgical care needs. We’ll have your loved one fixed up and on the path to a full and speedy recovery in no time!