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Your Pet's Surgery

Stoughton Pet SurgeryThe Highest Standards of Care

Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence that the skilled and experienced veterinarians and staff at Lloyd Animal Medical Center will work hard to ensure each procedure is completed according to the highest standards of veterinary medicine and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.

Surgical Procedures at Lloyd Animal Medical Center

Our hospital is well-equipped to perform various major, minor or cosmetic surgical procedures. Our veterinary team regularly performs many types of surgeries including (but not limited to):

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Testicular Implantation
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Skin surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Declaws
  • Cesarean sections
  • Anal sac removal
  • Amputations

The decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. Our veterinarians and medical team fully understand your concerns and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, our medical staff is happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

Pre-Surgery Examination

One of our veterinarians will conduct a thorough examination of your pet prior to any surgical procedure. This pre-surgical examination includes a blood screen, which along with your pet's medical history, breed, pre-existing conditions and age will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests should your pet require any.

Surgical MonitoringCustomized Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our top priority and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles of quality care. We carry many anesthetic agents, which means we can assure you that the anesthesia your pet receives will be tailored to his or her unique needs and requirements.

While under anesthesia, your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level are continuously monitored by both our experienced staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. We also use a temperature-controlled operating table to assist in maintaining your pet's body temperature during the procedure.

Comprehensive Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression and can worsen diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

To ensure your pet's comfort and to help the healing process, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocols. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources including NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

Surgical Laser for Your Pet

We use the technologically advanced CO2 Surgical Laser, which is a safe alternative to the traditional scalpel, for many of our surgeries. The accuracy and effectiveness of the CO2 Surgical Laser keeps our patients comfortable and help them heal quickly.

How Does the CO2 Surgical Laser Work?

The C02 Surgical Laser is used to make precise incisions in or around the target areas. The CO2 Surgical Laser is routinely used for declaws and many other surgical procedures, such as spays, neuters, lumpectomy, entropion repairs, warts, papilloma removals, skin tags, and polyps.

The Benefits of Laser Surgery for Your Pet

  • Less bleeding
  • Less pain during and after surgery
  • Less swelling
  • Faster recovery time

Should you be interested in laser surgery for your pet, we are available to answer any questions. It is important to us that you feel equipped with knowledge, reassured that we will offer you the guidance to select from those options, and empowered to ultimately make the choices you believe to be the best for your pet.

Postoperative Care

Throughout your pet's surgery, our veterinary team makes communicating with you, the pet owner and our client, a priority. After surgery a technician will call you to discuss the procedure, provide an update on your pet's status and describe the steps being taken at the hospital to manage your pet's postoperative care. A discharge tech will work with you to review postoperative care and answer any questions you have.

The amount of time your pet needs to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, your veterinarian will provide you with comprehensive information on proper home care. If your pet is prescribed medication, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (781) 344-2500 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.

If you would like more information about the surgical services that Lloyd Animal Medical Center offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment, please send us an email or call (781) 344-2500. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking the button below.

Prosthetic Testicular ImplantationSurgical Monitoring

Neuticles are surgically implanted prosthetic testicles that are available when your pet is neutered. Neuticles provide a cosmetic option to you and your pet to retain his natural look. They are crafted from medically safe, FDA-approved materials.

Talk to your veterinarian at Lloyd Animal Medical Center to find out if Neuticle implants, which come in a variety of sizes and mimic the shape, weight and feel of your dog’s testicles, may be right for your pet.


Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure commonly used to evaluate the interior surfaces of your pet’s organs through a small tube inserted into his or her body. An endoscopic examination can often accurately diagnose what is causing your pet’s vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, loss of appetite or respiratory problems. It can also be used to collect biopsy samples and remove foreign objects, small polyps or tumors.

Although anesthesia is required to keep pets still during the endoscopic procedure, the recovery time is minimal. The benefits of endoscopy over exploratory surgery include no surgical incision, shortened anesthetic time, decreased inflammation, less stress and discomfort and an earlier return to normal function for your pet.

Accurate diagnosis of your pet’s symptoms begins with our ability to put together as complete and accurate a picture of what is going on inside your pet’s body as possible. For that reason, endoscopy is recommended when routine blood and urine tests, radiographs and ultrasound do not give us the complete diagnostic picture.

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