Southport Animal Hospital maintains a fully-equipped surgical suite with state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment to ensure optimal anesthetic safety for your pet.

Surgeries routinely performed include:


  • Spay & Neuter

  • Oral Surgery

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Mass Removal

  • Abominal Exploratory

  • Splenectomy

  • Cystotomy

  • Gastrotomy/Enterotomy

  • C-Section

  • Enucleation

  • Hernia Repair


To stay current on the latest advances in medical technology and protocols, our doctors and staff regularly attend continuing education courses and lectures. With that said, when it is in your pet’s best interest to see a dedicated specialist, we have long-standing relationships with local experts.


What to Expect the Day Before, During & After Surgery

Please fast your pet prior to any surgical or anesthetic procedure – water is okay but no food after midnight the night before surgery. Drop-off time for surgical and anesthetic procedures is between 8am and 9am. Please plan on spending 10–15 minutes with a surgery technician to go over the estimate, review the surgical plan and options, and to sign required consent forms.

Once your pet is in the recovery ward, we will call to let you know how the procedure went and to schedule a pick-up time. Please allow at least 15 minutes when you arrive to go over important discharge information, aftercare instructions, medications to go home, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Our Anesthesia Protocol

Most surgical procedures will require that your pet be placed under general anesthesia, and we understand that some owners have questions or concerns about this. At Southport Animal Hospital, we take anesthesia safety very seriously. Our top priority is to maintain your pet’s health and comfort throughout the entire anesthetic procedure and to have a successful, uneventful recovery. Therefore we have designed an anes­thetic protocol that is among the very safest in the profession. CLICK HERE to read about our protocol.

Questions or Concerns During your Pet’s Surgery?

If you have any questions or just want to check on your pet while in our care, please feel free to call us for an update.