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Providing Cat and Dog Surgery in Wooster, OH

Surgery is sometimes the necessary course of action for treating or preventing certain issues in dogs and cats. At Ark Veterinary Hospital, we offer a variety of surgical procedures for our patients under the safest possible conditions. We have invested a significant amount of equipment and expertise in our surgical suite and in the protocols we use to perform surgeries. All of our patients receive thoughtful, tailored care that meets their needs and keeps them comfortable throughout their time at our hospital.

Request an appointment or call (330) 262-3465 to schedule your pet’s surgery or post-op visit.

Your pet’s safety is always paramount here at our animal hospital. We follow these steps for each surgery to maintain safety and minimize discomfort for our patients:

  • Pre-anesthetic exam and blood screen to assess internal organ function
  • Choosing the proper anesthetic to meet your pet’s specific needs
  • Full monitoring during your pet’s surgery which includes ECG, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and more
  • Continuous monitoring by a skilled veterinary technician
  • We administer pain relief medication before, during, and after your pet’s surgery
  • All pets are kept comfortable in recovery with warm blankets

Our veterinarians can perform many different surgeries, including:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Bladder stone removals (cystotomies)
  • Tumor removals
  • Foreign body removals
  • Skin growth removals 

Additionally, we can enlist the services of a traveling surgeon who can perform various orthopedic surgeries, including fracture repairs and ACL repairs. Call (330) 262-3465 to find out more about orthopedics.


Caring for your dog or cat as they’re recovering from surgery can have its own set of challenges. The key is to keep them comfortable and sufficiently confined to prevent overexertion. Your veterinarian will provide instructions so you have an idea of how long the recovery process will take, and what to expect.

Some helpful tips to ease your pet’s recovery:

  • No baths or swimming until their stitches have been removed
  • Check your pet’s incision daily for redness, swelling, discharge, hardening, and odor
  • Try to keep your pet from running and jumping while their incision heals
  • Outfit your pet in an e-collar, a cloud collar, or fitted T-shirt or onesie to protect the incision and prevent licking and scratching
  • Keep in contact with us if you have any concerns or questions about your pet’s condition
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