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Advanced Pet Surgical Care

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Rock Island Animal Hospital is a full-service hospital offering excellent veterinary surgical care for pets in the Quad Cities. Our experienced team performs routine surgery as well as advanced surgical procedures:

  • Soft-Tissue Surgery — spay and neuter, mass removal, foreign body removal, hernia repair, urinary bladder surgery (cystotomy), C-sections, exploratory laparotomy, and more.
  • Orthopedic Surgery — we perform minor orthopedic surgeries to treat common musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Emergency Surgery — on a case-by-case basis.

What to Expect

We understand that surgery can be stressful for you and your pet. Rock Island Animal Hospital is AAHA®-Accredited, and we strictly adhere to prescribed veterinary standards to ensure your pet receives high-quality surgical care.

  • All our pet surgeries involve anesthesia. Before surgery, we perform a full physical exam and pre-anesthetic bloodwork to verify that your pet is ready for the procedure.
  • The day of surgery begins with early morning admission to our facility where we practice Fear-Free® techniques to make our patients feel comfortable and safe.
  • During surgery, we administer IV fluids and heat therapy while closely monitoring your pet’s heart rate, blood pressure, arterial oxygen level, and body temperature. We also use an electrocardiogram (EKG) to evaluate overall cardiac health.
  • Following surgery, we carefully observe your pet during the recovery period and provide detailed instructions regarding at-home care and exercise limitations. We also prepare a personalized pain management protocol tailored to your pet’s overall needs.

At Rock Island Animal Hospital, the safety and comfort of your pet during surgery is our ultimate goal and we are here to answer all your questions regarding your pet’s wellbeing.

To learn more about our surgical services, please call us at (309) 788‑6378 or email us.