All Creatures Veterinary Center

Veterinary Pet Surgery in Carrollton, TX

Our surgical staff is highly experienced in performing routine, emergency, and complex surgeries. The steps to ensure a healthy and viable surgery begin before the procedure and end weeks after it is over. We will be there for our patients undergoing surgery to offer advice and wisdom at every step of the way.

General & Advanced Surgery

Before the surgery, we will schedule a physical examination to be sure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the anesthesia and surgical process. During this examination, please feel encouraged to ask your veterinarian any questions, or voice any concerns you have about the procedure so we can give you honest feedback. We know that anytime a loved one goes under the knife, it can cause emotions to run high. Our job as veterinary professionals is to help you through this time by providing you with all of the information you need.

During the surgery, we will use monitors to monitor your pet’s temperature, respiration, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure. One of our veterinary assistants will have the responsibility of monitoring the EKG throughout the entire length of the procedure.

We will also perform comprehensive pain management preemptively. This way, when your pet wakes up, steps will have already been taken to mitigate their pain.

After the surgery we will continue to closely monitor your pet to ensure they are recovering from the anesthesia in a typical manner. Depending on the procedure, we may want to monitor them overnight following the surgery, or they may be able to go home later that day.

When they do have the all clear to return home with you, we will send with them some literature about their post-operative care. Having written directions can help you to have peace of mind that you are doing everything possible to keep them comfortable.

Surgeries Offered

  • Spay and Neuter
  • C-Section
  • Cherry Eye Repairs
  • Cystotomy Procedure
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Mass Removal
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Biopsies
  • Gastropexy Surgery
  • Splenectomy Surgery
  • Gastrointestin al Procedures
  • Orthopedic Surgeries

Orthopedic Surgery

Veterinary orthopedic surgery is a specialized branch of veterinary medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of animals. This can include bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The goal of orthopedic surgery is to improve the function and mobility of the affected area, reduce pain, and ultimately improve the overall quality of life for the animal. Examples of orthopedic surgery include TPLO surgery and ACL Reconstructive surgery.

* All Creatures Veterinary Center partners with a specialized Orthopedic surgeon to conduct veterinary orthopedic surgeries at our facility.

Common conditions that may require orthopedic surgery include:

  1. Fractures and Dislocations -Just like humans, pets can experience broken bones or dislocated joints. These injuries can be caused by accidents, falls, or even rough play. Orthopedic surgery may be necessary to realign the bones or joints and stabilize them with pins, plates, or screws.
  2. Arthritis - Arthritis is a common condition in older pets, especially in larger breeds. It is caused by the gradual wear and tear of the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. In some cases, orthopedic surgery may be recommended to remove damaged tissue or realign the joint to improve function and reduce pain.
  3. Cruciate Ligament Tears – The cruciate ligament is an important stabilizing ligament in the knee joint. Tears or ruptures of this ligament are common in active dogs and can cause lameness and pain. Orthopedic surgery may be necessary to repair or replace the damaged ligament and restore stability to the knee joint.
  4. Hip Dysplasia- Hip dysplasia is a common condition in larger dog breeds where the hip joint does not develop properly, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. In severe cases, orthopedic surgery may be necessary to replace the hip joint and improve the dog's quality of life.

Pre-Surgery Preparation
Before your pet undergoes orthopedic surgery, it is important to follow our instructions for preparation. This includes fasting your pet (no food after midnight, water is fine) before the surgery, or administering any necessary medications. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the safety and success of the surgery.

You may also want to consider preparing a comfortable space for your pet to recover at home. This could include a cozy bed, a designated area for them to rest, and any necessary supplies such as a cone or bandages. It is also important to have a plan in place for how you will assist your pet with daily activities such as going to the bathroom and getting around the house.

Post-Surgery Care

After the surgery, your pet will need extra care and attention to ensure a successful recovery. We will provide specific instructions for at-home care, but here are some general tips to keep in mind:

  1. Pain Management - Orthopedic surgery can be painful for pets, so it is important to follow our instructions for pain management . This may include administering medication, applying ice packs, or considering receiving our laser therapy It is important to monitor your pet's pain levels and report any concerns to our veterinary team.
  2. Restricted Activity - Your pet will need to rest and limit their activity during the recovery process. This may mean keeping them in a confined space or using a crate to prevent them from jumping or running. It is important to follow these restrictions to allow the surgical site to heal properly.
  3. Wound Care - If your pet has an incision from the surgery, it is important to keep the area clean and dry. We will provide specific instructions for wound care, such as changing bandages or cleaning the area with a special solution. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to prevent infection and promote healing.
  4. Physical Therapy - Depending on the type of orthopedic surgery your pet undergoes, they may need physical therapy to aid in their recovery. This may include exercises to improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility. We may recommend working with a professional physical therapist or providing at-home exercises for your pet.
  5. Pet Wellness - In addition to following our instructions for post-surgery care, it is important to prioritize your pet's overall wellness. This includes providing a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and mental stimulation. A healthy and happy pet is more likely to have a successful recovery from orthopedic surgery.

Surgical Sterilization

All Creatures Veterinary Center - Surgical Sterilization

During surgical sterilization, a veterinarian removes certain reproductive organs. Usually called spay and neuter surgery, it is a common procedure for domesticated cats and dogs. The spay or ovariohysterectomy removes the reproductive organs from a female dog or cat. The neuter or orchiectomy removes the testes from a male dog or cat and makes him unable to reproduce. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. These surgeries also help protect against some serious health problems and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.

Even though these surgeries are considered routine, any time your pet receives anesthesia for surgery there is a certain amount of risk. At All Creatures Veterinary Center, we take nine important steps to keep you pet safe during surgery and minimize the risk that is a part of any procedure.

  1. Your pet is examined by the veterinarian prior to surgery. The exam by the doctor is important before surgery or even giving a vaccine. The DVM’s exam tells us important information about your pet’s eyes, ears, heart, skin, organs, diet and more and is the first step on the path of good health.
  2. Your pet’s blood is tested prior to surgery to make sure organ function is within normal ranges. The test can reveal any underlying problems that would mean your pet is not ready for surgery.
  3. We electronically monitor your pet during surgery for EKG, oxygenation, respiration, temperature and blood pressure. A veterinary assistant is dedicated to watch the monitor and your pet during the surgery. 
  4. We place an IV catheter and administer fluids to your pet during surgery to keep your pet hydrated and support blood pressure. Proper hydration also helps your pet recover from surgery more quickly.
  5. We administer a pain management protocol for your pet to make sure they are as comfortable as possible before, during and after surgery. We monitor your pet after surgery to check recovery and pain levels.
  6. Your pet receives a complimentary nail trim and ear cleaning during surgery.
  7. Your pet receives an e-collar to keep them from compromising the incision area during healing. Most pets adapt to the collar quickly for eating and drinking.
  8. Your pet receives pain medication to take home if needed. Managing pain after surgery keeps your pet comfortable and speeds recovery.

You receive written and verbal instructions for the at home care of your pet. Following the home care instructions is the best way to help your pet recover quickly.


Please call for the current package price. There are additional fees for pets that are in heat or have other complications. Other options include upgrade anesthesia to Sevoflurane or place microchip during surgery. We are happy to provide a quote to address the specific needs or your pet.

Call 972-307-7400 or request an appointment online.

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On Hebron Parkway between Marsh Lane and Marsh Ridge Road. 2 miles from the Midway Rd exit on the President George Bush Turnpike W.

Phone: 972-307-7400

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