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Trust Your Beloved Pet to Our Experienced Veterinarians

When you learn that your pet needs surgery, you might feel emotions like fear, worry, or sadness. We are here to assure you that our experienced veterinary surgeons are not only highly skilled and fully trained, they care about your pet as much as you do.

Elective and Routine Veterinary Surgeries

We provide a variety of routine and elective surgeries for your pet, including:

  • Spays and Neuters
  • Mass Removals and Biopsies
  • Exploratory Procedures
  • Cystotomies
  • Gastropexies

Surgeries are performed Monday through Thursday

We have three surgeons on staff:  Drs. Stenner, Yim, and Perry.

Call 202-544-2500 to schedule (1-2 weeks in advance) with the surgeon of your choice.

Do the Right Thing—Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Sterilization is not only the responsible thing to do—it’s the best thing for your pet.

Spay and neuter procedures help to combat the growth of some types of cancers. They can reduce aggression, spraying, and hyperactivity as well.

There are so many reasons to spay or neuter your pet. Talk to a professional today!

For everything you need to know about your pet’s surgery, have a look at the Union Veterinary Clinic surgery brochure.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. Our surgeons use a camera and specialized instruments that require only small incisions. Improved visualization and magnification allow for fine precision.

Laparoscopic surgery has been shown to cause 65% less pain than traditional open surgery. It also reduces blood loss and infection risk. Because incisions are smaller, recovery is faster. Typically, activity only needs to be restricted for 2-3 days post-surgery, as opposed to 7-14 days with traditional open procedures—and a protective collar is typically not required after this time.

Laparoscopy can be used to perform many surgical procedures. Some of those procedures include:

  • Spays (Female Dogs)
  • Cryptorchid Male Dog Neuters
  • Gastropexy (an elective procedure to surgically attach the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent twisting in at-risk, large-breed dogs)
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Rhinoscopy

If you’d like more information on minimally invasive veterinary surgery, speak to your pet’s veterinarian.

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing

This is done for your pet’s safety and to ensure that internal organs, such as the kidneys and liver, are functioning correctly. Bloodwork is required for all dogs and cats having general anesthesia. Your veterinarian will discuss this with you during your appointment.

Surgical Anesthesia

We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of protection—especially for our older and high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment on the market, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures by the veterinarian and surgical technician.