Are worries about your pet’s upcoming operation keeping you up at night?

At The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we recognize the seriousness of bringing a pet in for surgery. We understand that you are placing your trust in us, and we don’t take our responsibility to you and your pet lightly. That’s why we make an ongoing effort to ensure that every surgery we perform is as safe and pain-free as possible. No surgery is ever considered “routine”, but rather we treat every procedure with the utmost care and attention.

All surgeries begin with thorough pre-operative preparation, including individualized pain management plans. We want to minimize risk as much as possible by planning for potential complications ahead of time and proactively managing your pet’s pain. This makes the entire surgical process go smoother and makes for a less stressful experience for your loved one.

The day of surgery, we’ll be here to answer your last minute questions and help your loved one get comfortable and settled in. A dedicated team member will remain with your pet, speaking soothingly and offering plenty of TLC as we prepare for surgery. Once safely sedated, we will work diligently to complete the procedure as swiftly and effectively as possible. This helps to reduce the amount of time your pet remains under anesthesia, further minimizing risk.

We are prepared to fulfill most surgical needs in our hospital, whether it be a spay, neuter, mass removal, cruciate ligament repair or something else. Our doctors frequently attend continuing education events to stay up-to-date on the most current techniques. As a result, your pet will receive the highest level of care and attention.

After surgery, your pet will be moved to our hospital recovery area. There we will continue to keep a close watch as he or she wakes up from anesthesia. In most cases, we will be able to send your pet home the same day as surgery. At the time of discharge, we’ll review all medications and aftercare instructions with you. We’ll also be available to answer any questions and address any concerns that may arise once you return home with your pet.

When it comes to surgical care, you can rest assured that your loved one will be well taken care of. Reach out today and let’s discuss how we can handle all of your pet’s surgical needs.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C