VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital

Soft Tissue Surgery

Your pet deserves only the best veterinary surgical care. Dr. Keith Sultemeier and the staff of VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital perform a wide variety of surgical procedures for your pet. We are dedicated to your pet's safety and comfort and it is our goal to provide your pet with pleasant surgical experience.

Your Pet's Surgery

Surgical procedures we perform include, but are not limited to:

Spay and neuter procedures
Foreign body removal
Tumor removal
Fracture and ACL repair
External fixation

Diaphragmatic hernia repair
Gastropexy placement (in cats for long term feeding)
Total ear canal ablation
Gastric dilatation

Safety and Comfort

Safety and ComfortYour pet's safety and comfort during surgery are our highest priorities. Before surgery, we perform a complete examination of your pet in order to detect any abnormalities that might complicate surgery. This exam also helps us develop an anesthetic protocol for your pet.

During surgery, we use modern anesthetic procedures so that your pet remains comfortable and pain free. Lakeside Animal Hospital uses isoflorane anestesia and will also medicate your pet with ant-inflammatory medications or opioids such as buprenorphine. Your pet's vital signs are monitored during surgery using advanced surgical monitoring equipment. A trained veterinary technician is present during surgery to monitor your pet's condition, including his or her heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, blood pressure and carbon dioxide level.

Your pet recovers from surgery more quickly when he or she is not in pain. Your pet receives pain medication before and after surgery. We may also send home pain management medication with your pet when he or she is discharged from the hospital. All clients are encouraged to talk to their pet's attending veterinarian about pain management before and after surgery.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

For medical emergencies during regular hospital hours, please call our hospital at (817) 237-1267. When possible, we ask that you call ahead so that we may better prepare for your pet's treatment. Outside of our hospital hours, we refer clients to one of the following fine facilities:

Metro West Animal Hospital
3201 Hulen Street
Fort Worth Texas 76107

VCA Fort Worth Animal Medical Center
8331 W. Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76116