Our Veterinary Services

Our Veterinary Services

Pet Surgery in Monticello, IL

We offer veterinary surgery in Monticello, IL, including soft-tissue and orthopedic procedures and spays and neuters.

Pet Surgery

We understand how stressful it can be when your pet requires surgery. We’ll be there for you every step of the way at Animal Hospital of Monticello. We’ll provide complete pre-operative information for you and your pet, including when to keep them from eating the night before the procedure and a detailed schedule for the day of the procedure. If your pet is going to be sedated, blood work may be required to ensure that they are healthy enough for the procedure.

We’ll contact you once your pet is out of surgery to ensure that you have all of the information you need to bring your pet home and that they’re comfortable and ready to begin healing. We may also need to schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that the healing process is proceeding as planned.

Spays and Neuters
Soft Tissue Surgery

In the United States, there are an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals. The majority of these animals will end up in animal shelters and may never find a home; for this reason, we always recommend spaying and neutering your pet.

Spaying and neutering your pet may lead to better health as well as helping to control the pet population. Neutered males have a lower risk of developing testicular and prostate cancer, other non-cancerous prostatic problems, unwanted behavior, and urinary problems. Females who are spayed have a lower risk of uterine/mammary cancer and a lower risk of uterine and bladder infections.

This includes any surgery that is not related to bones or joints. It can range from simple elective procedures like neutering and spaying to much more complex intra-abdominal surgeries. Our veterinary staff performs a thorough examination to determine whether your pet requires soft tissue surgery. We make every effort to make your pet's surgery as safe and comfortable as possible before, during, and after the procedure. To manage your pet's pain during soft tissue surgery, our veterinarians use the safest and most effective anesthesia. Throughout the procedure, we will closely monitor your pet's vital signs.