3240 Briarfield Blvd                       2814 Glendale Ave

Maumee, OH 43537                       Toledo, OH 43614

   419-861-4474                                 419-724-4474

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Total Pet Care

SURGICAL SERVICES


In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. The veterinarians of Total Pet Care are skilled in routine elective surgery such as spays and neuters as well as more complicated orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries such as bone pinning and total ear ablations.


Below is a list of some of the surgeries we perform.


Routine Elective Surgery:

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Dewclaw Removal
  • Gastropexy (to prevent bloat)


Orthopedic Surgery:

  • Fracture repair 
  • Cruciate ligament repair
  • Patellar luxation repair
  • Femoral head osteotomy (for hip dysplasia)


​​Soft Tissue Surgery including:

  • ​Soft palate and upper airway surgery for the brachycephalic breeds (ie. bulldogs and pugs)
  • Abdominal exploratories
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Eye surgeries
  • Mass removals (including simple and complex malignant tumor removal)
  • Cosmetic/reconstruction surgery after an accident or burn injury


Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.


When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.



Surgery, What to expect


Surgical Policy

Our standard pre-surgical policy for dogs and cats is for the pets to have no food or water after 10 pm the night before surgery. Smaller animals such as rabbits and other "pocket pets" do require special instructions prior to surgery and you will be given pre-surgical instructions on an individual basis.


All surgeries are admitted between 7:30 and 8:30 am. At that time, a technician will review the scheduled procedure, answer any questions and give you an estimate of anticipated costs.


Once your pet's procedure is completed they will be moved to our recovery area. The Veterinarian or a Technician will contact you once all of the surgeries have been completed for the day and update you on your pet's condition.


Most of our surgery patients are released the same day. Our staff will let you know what time you can pick your pet up and give you detailed instructions on home care for your pet in the days or weeks following a procedure.


Pre-Surgical Testing


We highly recommend testing prior to all surgical procedures and it is required for any pet over the age of 5 prior to any surgical procedure. We encourage all of our clients to have a pre-anesthetic profile done prior to undergoing anesthesia. The anesthesia is filtered through the kidneys and metabolized in the liver which makes it important to know before anesthesia is administered if these organs are working properly. Blood testing allows us to catch problems early and to avoid complications. Another benefit is to create a baseline for future reference for our doctors should your pet become ill in the future and need repeated blood testing at that time.