Pet Surgery

At Harrison Animal Hospital, we understand that surgical interventions are sometimes necessary. Our experienced veterinarians are committed to providing compassionate and skilled pet surgery in Harrison, OH, addressing various veterinary medical needs.

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The Importance of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying is a surgical procedure for female pets that involves the removal of the ovaries and, in some cases, the uterus. This routine procedure prevents unwanted litter and offers health benefits, reducing the risk of certain reproductive-related health issues.

Neutering, performed on male pets, involves the removal of the testicles. This routine procedure helps control pet populations and reduces the risk of certain health issues, including some behavioral concerns.

Specialized Surgical Procedures

Gastropexy (Stomach Tack)

Gastropexy is a surgical procedure that involves securing the stomach to the abdominal wall, primarily performed to prevent gastric torsion or bloating, a condition more common in large and deep-chested breeds.

Mass Removals

Mass removal surgeries address the removal of abnormal growths or tumors, promoting your pet’s health and well-being.


In cases where natural delivery is not possible, C-sections may be necessary to ensure the safe delivery of puppies or kittens.

Bladder Stone Removal

This surgical procedure is performed to remove bladder stones, relieving discomfort and preventing urinary tract issues.

Fracture Repairs

Fracture repairs involve stabilizing and aligning broken bones, promoting proper healing.

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

This surgical procedure addresses issues with the cranial cruciate ligament in the knee joint, providing stability and preventing long-term joint damage.

Airway Correction Procedures

Airway correction procedures may be recommended for pets with certain respiratory issues to improve breathing and overall respiratory health.

When Pet Surgery is Necessary

  • Reproductive Control:  For spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted litters and promote overall health.
  • Emergency Cases:  In emergencies such as trauma, C-sections, or bladder stone obstructions.
  • Orthopedic Issues:  For fracture repairs or cranial cruciate ligament repairs to address musculoskeletal concerns.
  • Respiratory Health: Airway correction procedures for certain respiratory conditions.