When your pet needs surgery, you need to find a practice that can administer both gentle and effective treatment to your beloved companion. From routine procedures, such as spaying or neutering, to more advanced operations, such as joint repair or intestinal foreign bodies, we have the ability to offer these surgeries. Our staff at South Tampa Veterinary Care is trained to give your pet the care and compassion they need before, during and after their procedures. 

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The modern amenities and pristine conditions of our surgical suite enable our staff to function at peak capacity. We do everything in our power to streamline your experience so that all lab work and pre-surgical exams are completed in a timely manner. We use fear free tactics and pheromone diffusers in the pre-surgical area to help your pet feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar place. We recommend a follow-up with each of our clients so we can catch small problems before they turn into larger ones.

You can expect our staff's complete attention when your pet is in the surgical room. Veterinary surgery often requires multiple professionals working together, which is why we make sure your pet's temperature, IV fluids, blood pressure and anesthesia are constantly monitored and adjusted by a trained technician. Our team works together to communicate any potential problems that may compromise the surgery. 

Before the surgery, we conduct a pre-surgery exam and the accompanying lab work to determine which medications to use during the operation. After the surgery, we design pain management strategies specific to your pet's size, breed, and condition. It's South Tampa Veterinary Care’s goal to give you all the advice you need to properly care for your pet from the moment they come home from the surgery. Taking an all-around approach to surgical care is the best path to achieving better pet health, and we want our clients to feel as empowered as we do to help.

STVC offers the following surgeries: spays, neuters, bladder stone removal, toe amputations, tail amputations, prolapsed third eye lid gland replacement (cherry eye), eye and eyelid mass removals, intestinal foreign body and skin mass removals. 

If we feel a surgery needs advanced surgical skills, we will recommend a veterinary surgeon.  

STVC offers a mobile surgery service by a board certified veterinary surgeon at our hospital for cruciate injuries, bone fractures, elongated soft palates and other special procedures.

We can answer any questions you may have about the procedures listed, so you can feel comfortable about how your pet is being treated. From the type of anesthesia used to the length of post-care recovery, South Tampa Veterinary Care gives you all the information you need to know so there are no surprises down the line.

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