Blum’s Services: Pet Surgery

Surgery: The word might sound scary or overwhelming. But, if your pet needs surgery and you live in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, or another surrounding Chicago neighborhood, you can’t go wrong with Blum Animal Hospital. Our experienced, skilled veterinary team is able to perform all of the common surgical procedures your pet might require, including:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrotomy/enterotomy (opening of stomach or intestines for removal of a foreign object)
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Enucleation (removal of eye)
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen)
  • Gastropexy (tacking of stomach prophylactically or after gastric dilation/volvulus)
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Oral surgery

Your pet’s surgery: What you can expect

Most pet surgeries will require the use of general anesthesia. Throughout your pet’s surgery, we’ll closely monitor her heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, breathing rate, and body temperature. A full physical exam and pre-anesthetic bloodwork are always conducted prior to a pet’s surgery.

As soon as your pet’s procedure is complete, we’ll contact you to discuss how the procedure went and what you’ll be able to expect as your pet recovers.

We care about your pet’s well-being and will work to keep her as comfortable as possible throughout her surgical procedure as well as during her recovery. We will prescribe pain medication to ensure a restful recuperation at home and schedule a follow-up appointment with you to ensure your pet is healing as expected.

Your pet surgery questions answered

If you have questions about pet surgery at Blum, we’re ready to answer them. Give us a call!

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