Pet Surgery

Surgery in a clean, safe environment.

Our surgeons have undergone extensive training to provide optimal surgical results for your pets.

Your pet’s safety is our top priority.

The veterinarians at Chester Animal Clinic stay on top of the best surgical practices so you can be confident that your pet is the right hands for their procedures.

From advanced monitoring technology to attentive post-surgical care, our hospital and staff are equipped and trained to keep your pet’s needs at the center of our concerns.


Our veterinarians are experienced in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Lump removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Ear surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Skinfold surgery
  • Biopsies
  • Intestinal surgery


Understanding the importance of careful surgical monitoring, Chester Animal Clinic’s doctors have equipped our surgical suites so that both routine surgery and emergency surgery patients will benefit from the advanced technology available to track vital statistics. Throughout surgical procedures, our veterinarians and staff track patient blood pressure, EKG, temperature, pulse, oxygen levels, respiration, and carbon dioxide levels. Careful patient monitoring allows us to maintain the appropriate depth of anesthesia and ensure the stability of the pet in an emergency or stressed health conditions.

Post-Operative Care

Following surgery, Chester Animal Clinic’s patients are closely observed and we ensure that pain is being well-managed. We are advocates of pain management as we understand that it lends to a better, quicker healing process; we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible.  Depending on the surgery, our patients may have one laser therapy treatment to again aid in their recovery.

When they are ready to go home, our staff provides detailed discharge instructions for pain management, medication, activity restrictions, feeding, any specific care instructions/information on incision sites or wound care, and when we’d like to recheck your pet next to monitor proper recovery. Our veterinarians and staff stay in close contact to answer questions and to ensure that the pet is progressing in recovery.

Chester Animal Clinic’s doctors are committed to making sure pet owners are well-informed and that they know they can always contact us with any pre- or post-surgical concerns.

Spaying and neutering is of the utmost importance!


Prevent unwanted pregnancies by having your pets spayed or neutered. There are countless reasons to have your female pet spayed. This involves the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. The actual name of the procedure is ovariohysterectomy. Why should you have your pet spayed? It helps to eliminate the risk of certain cancers, such as ovarian and uterine cancer. It also helps to prevent fatal uterine infections known as pyometra. If your pet is spayed before the first estrus or ‘heat cycle,’ the procedure can reduce the chances of breast cancer to less than 1%! And of course, one of the most common reasons for spaying is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Keep your pet healthy by having her spayed. Call us today for full details surrounding this important procedure.

Many people also choose to have their male pet neutered. The clinical term for this is orchidectomy and involves the surgical removal of your pet’s testicles. Just like spaying, neutering helps to prevent certain cancers in your male pet, such as prostate and testicular cancer. It also helps prevent prostatitis, diminishes unwanted sexual behaviors, pregnancies, aggression, and roaming.

Both of these surgeries are relatively safe procedures and the benefits to your pet, and you far outweigh any complications that your pet may undergo. Although we observe a few complications, the most common is that your pet may remove the sutures early, and that could result in mild incision-site irritation and swelling. This is an easily treated condition if your pet is brought back to us when you first discover the problem.

When should you have your pet spayed or neutered? We recommend that you have your pet undergo these procedures between 4 and 6 months of age. After you contact one of our veterinarians, we will determine the best time for your pet to be spayed or neutered, and then give you further necessary information and details at the time of surgery.

How much does the procedure cost? The cost is determined by taking into account several factors: your pet’s physical condition, size, surgical materials, and anesthesia used and the duration of the surgery itself. Because we know that this is such a necessary procedure for your pet to have, we try to minimize the cost to encourage pet owners to make this decision for their pets. While doing so, we maximize your pet’s safety while putting our clinical and surgical expertise to work for you and your pet. Call us today for more information about this important decision in your pet’s life, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.

We put your pet first.

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High-quality veterinary care in Chesterfield County.

We are an established, second-generation, full-service, small animal veterinary facility that has been serving and caring for the pets of Chesterfield County, Virginia since 1968.

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12021 Ironbridge Road
Chester, Virginia 23831

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