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690 Marketplace Plaza, Suite #B3 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-7200
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Caring Veterinary Surgery Services for Dogs, Cats, Birds & Small Animal Pets

Mountain Peaks Veterinary Clinic provides our patients with advanced surgical techniques and technology for a wide variety of pet species. We are skilled at performing a great variety of surgeries ranging from routine and emergency procedures. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. We are conscious of the effects surgery can have on a body and have invested in equipment that minimize the stress, pain and risk of surgery to our patients.

Pre-Surgical Instructions

Surgical patients are admitted to the hospital the morning of their procedures according to their scheduled drop off times. We ask that all patients fast the night before surgery. Do not feed your pet after 10:00pm and water is okay to leave out.

Upon arrival, please allow the patient to evacuate both bowel and bladder before being admitted. We ask that all cats be in a carrier and all dogs on a leash for the safety of our patients and clients. If your pet requires medications while under our care, please remember to bring your pet’s medications or supplements.

After surgery is complete and your pet is in recovery, one of our technicians will call you with a progress report to let you know how your pet is doing. All patients being discharged after surgery are to be picked up no later than 5:00PM, unless otherwise instructed by one of our veterinarians.

*Owners of Diabetic Patients: please contact the clinic for specific pre-surgical instructions!

Veterinary Surgery

Before administering anesthesia, we perform pre-surgical blood work to be sure your pet is in optimal health. We also run an EKG to test the patient’s heart. An IV catheter is inserted for safe administration of all medications and fluids during the surgical procedure.

While in recovery, your pet gets the undivided attention of one of our technicians. This technician monitors the patient closely throughout, checking vital signs often until the patient awakens, is fully alert, and comfortable. Patients rest upon cushioned pads underneath a warm blankets while recovering. Every patient gets a therapeutic massage while they recover.

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort after surgery and during recovery. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain is the essence of good patient care. Pet owners receive a pain management plan prior to patient discharge, typically with medications to administer at home.

Surgeries Routinely Performed:

  • Bladder Stone Removal, Cystotomies
  • Conventional Spays & Neuters
  • Dentistry, Oral / Maxilofacial Surgery
  • Emergent Surgeries: Lacerations, Wound Repairs, Abscesses
  • Gastro-Intestinal: Foreign Body Obstructions, Biopsies
  • Lump removals, Cancer Surgeries, Minor & Major Soft-Tissue Surgery
  • Ophthalmic, Micro & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgeries: Fracture Repair to Cruciate Ligament Repair (TPLO)

Veterinary Topics