Pet Surgery in Montclair, CA

Arrow Cat & Dog Hospital in Montclair is fully equipped to perform the most common surgery procedures on your companion animals. Our compassionate staff knows that pet surgery can be stressful for owners, so we strive to put your mind at ease while your pet is in our care.


Pet surgery is almost always a drop-off procedure. You leave the animal in our care at a designated time on the day of the appointment, and we will call you once the procedure is complete. We perform tumor removals, foreign object removals, repair and setting of broken bones, internal surgeries, and more.

Prior to the operation, our staff will perform some pre-surgery tests. This may include bloodwork, X-rays, or other diagnostic tests. We want to ensure that your pet will be able to handle the surgery and anesthetic well. All procedures require that an animal be sedated with anesthesia. Your pet won’t feel a thing as the operation takes place.

Pet Surgery in Montclair, CA

Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

After your pet’s surgery, our staff will let you know how the operation went and will take the time to answer any questions you might have. You will receive a packet of instructions on how to care for your pet during the recovery period at home. Most procedures will require a course of antibiotics to be completed, to ensure that an infection does not set in. Your at-home care instructions will explain how to administer the antibiotics. Sometimes a special temporary diet will be prescribed after an operation as well.

The main thing you need to know is that your pet will require a lot of rest for a few days after surgery. Our staff will also explain potential warning signs that you should watch for during the recovery period. For example, if your pet experiences a sudden loss of appetite, or if the surgical incision site begins to bleed, you will want to call our office immediately for an emergency check-up.

Call Us for Pet Surgery in Montclair, CA

We want your pet to live a long and healthy life, so if you have any healthcare concerns about your companion animal — whether they need pet surgery or not — call our office to schedule an appointment.

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At Arrow Dog and Cat Hospital, our Montclair veterinarians Dr. Nichole Weinstein and Dr. Bruce Barrett, perform spay, neuter, orthopedic, emergency, and dental surgeries in our state-of-the-art surgical center. Whether it is a routine spay or neuter procedure or a life-threatening emergency, you can count on our team’s years of experience to protect your pet’s health during surgery. To provide the most positive surgical experience possible, at Arrow Dog and Cat Hospital we follow strict guidelines for safety and pain management. Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorities, just as they are yours.

Montclair, CA Pet Surgery

Surgery at Our Animal Hospital

It is only natural to have questions before surgery for cats and dogs. Many pet owners worry about the use of anesthesia and ask if it is absolutely necessary. To alleviate concerns about the use of anesthesia, we conduct diagnostic blood tests prior to the procedure to ensure your pet is healthy enough to receive anesthesia. Your pet will be monitored closely by our team before, during, and after the use of anesthesia.

  • Safety is critical- we do local pain blocks so that the pet does not feel pain during anesthesia which means we do not have to increase the level of anesthesia.
  • We monitor multiple parameters such as blood pressure so that we ensure all of the organs are receiving adequate blood flow which is vital to safety and a smooth recovery.
  • We give an anti-vomiting medicine prior to surgery because we stay on top of cutting-edge medicine which tells us about 40% of pets vomit during surgery and it goes undetected, putting them at risk for aspiration pneumonia.
  • We always have a trained veterinary assistant monitoring your pet to ensure that the monitors are reporting accurately.

Other questions that frequently arise include:

  • Can my pet eat before surgery? We recommend withholding food for at least 12 hours prior to the appointment. Your pet may have water.
  • How do I care for my pet after surgery? Our skilled team will review all post-operative care instructions with you before the animal is discharged. We can make suggestions on how to keep your pet quiet, how to administer pain management medications and educate you on the signs of post-surgery complications to watch out for.
  • Do I have to make an appointment for the spay-neuter clinic? Our Montclair spay and neuter clinic is a low-cost option available only to healthy pets. The clinic is open Wednesdays. Appointments are required and a $20 deposit is required.
  • What if I have more questions? Our animal hospital offices are open six days a week and we are happy to answer any questions you have before or after your pet’s surgery.

We understand that your pet is an important part of your family, and our entire team is dedicated to providing excellent care in all situations.
For regular wellness care, spay or neuter, orthopedic, dental, or emergency surgery, we are your veterinarian in Montclair, CA.

Call us at 909-946-3211 to schedule an appointment.