Pet Surgery & Pet Surgeon Danville, VA

Our animal hospital in Danville, Virginia provides an extensive range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries; from spay and neuter to complicated exploratory laparotomies and fracture repairs.  Our veterinarians focus on the comfort of our patients before, during and after each procedure.  Common soft tissue veterinary surgeries include: spay, neuter, tumor removal, biopsy, exploratory laparotomy, splenectomy, caesarian section, and many more.  Orthopedic surgeries we perform include: cranial cruciate ligament repair, patella luxation surgery, femoral head ostectomy (FHO), fracture repair, and more.

Patient safety and comfort are top priority, routine protocols involve state of the art warming blankets to maintain body temperature, low stress handling techniques and anti-anxiety medication to relieve stress as well as multi-modal pain control to preempt pain.  We monitor blood oxygen concentration, blood pressure, heart rate, EKG rhythms, temperature and respiration rate on every patient that undergoes anesthesia.

When you come to Danville Family Vet, you can be certain that your pet’s surgery will be as stress free as possible.   Walking you through the entire process is part of our client satisfaction philosophy and we are always just a phone call away.

Post Op Spay/Neuter Instructions:

  • Restrict strenuous activity for 1 week.
  • Watch the incision for swelling, redness, or drainage.  Please call us immediately if any swelling or drainage occurs.    
  • We would like to see your pet back in 10-14 days to check the incision and remove any sutures.  There is no charge for this and it will only take a few minutes.
  • Feeding: your pet is going to be excited about going home and may be nauseous if he/she eats too soon.  Please wait at least an hour after returning home before feeding.  Offer small amounts of food and water at first and gradually increase the amounts over the next 24 hours.  Do not be alarmed if your pet does not eat at all this evening.
  • Your pet’s resistance has been lowered because of the surgery and he/she will require a little extra TLC (tender, loving care).  For 2-3 days following hospitalization, feed carefully, observe elimination closely, and protect your pet from getting wet or chilled.
  • If you have any questions concerning your pet’s recovery, please do not hesitate to call!


Call us 434-836-2499

Check out a few of pet surgery videos:

Dr. Hoch Performs an ACL Surgery

Neuter Surgery on Lucky

Dog Surgery To Remove Socks in Shady

Multiple Pet Surgeries at Danville Family Vet

Tumor Removal Surgery on a Dog’s Knee