Surgical Procedures

From routine to advanced surgical procedures, our practice offers safe and effective options using state-of-the-art equipment and best practices.

At Animal Care Center of Castle Pines, we understand that you are probably nervous about submitting your pet to any type of surgical procedure.

Our compassionate and caring professionals monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and take exceptional care to ensure your pet's safety and complete recovery.

Related Services

State-of-the-art surgical procedures that are safe and effective.

Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. Removal of the male or female reproductive organs prevents unwanted pregnancies and reproductive cancers from threatening your pet's life. We offer spay and neuter surgery as part of your pet's preventative wellness care.

ACL Repair

Known as the ACL in humans, CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) repair is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed. Cruciate ligament tears in a dog’s knee are quite common. Tearing this ligament causes instability in the knee joint, leading to abnormal movement and debilitating arthritis if left untreated.


Cryosurgery utilizes a device for delivery of liquified nitrous oxide, which allows our doctors to pinpoint the treatment site for rapid freezing and effective destruction of unwanted tissue, without damaging the surrounding tissues. This treatment is appropriate for a variety of dermatologic applications, has a high success rate, and does not require anesthesia.

Advanced Anesthesia

We take anesthesia cases very seriously and utilize a safe, multi-modal approach for each animal we treat. We use a combination of pre-op assessments, modern anesthetic agents, and the latest anesthetic monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe and the risks of surgery low. Our recovering pet patients have fewer side effects, complete pain relief, and faster postoperative recovery.


We believe that regular, anesthetized dental cleanings are essential to the long-term health of our pets. At Animal Care Center of Castle Pines we perform a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) with full-mouth radiographs on each patient to ensure that we are properly evaluating all of the oral structures including underneath the gums.

Mass Removal

Although masses are most common in older pets, all tumorous growths should be evaluated by one of our skilled professionals. Your pet’s doctor will utilize key diagnostic processes to identify the cause of the mass and explain the possible treatment options with you. Pet mass removals are usually performed under general anesthesia, allowing us to remove the entire area in question effectively.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our veterinarians are experienced in various soft tissue pet surgeries, the most routinely performed procedures being spay/neuters and mass/tumor removals. Other examples of veterinary soft tissue surgeries include intestinal foreign body removal, laceration and wound repair, eye surgery, perineal urethrostomy, mastectomy, splenectomy, and other specialized surgeries.

Orthopedic Surgery

We routinely perform orthopedic surgeries, which are procedures related to bones and joints. Common orthopedic pet surgeries include bone fracture repair, cruciate ligament repair, extracapsular and TPLO techniques, leg or toe amputation, patellar luxation repair, and surgeries to treat hip dysplasia, including femoral head ostectomy (FHO).

Laser Surgery

Many of our procedures are done utilizing our surgical laser. The laser minimizes bleeding, pain, and infection. All surgical procedures are done under the safest conditions, monitored by EKGs, pulse oximeters, cardiac monitors, and supported by intravenous fluid therapy.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a modern surgical technique in which abdominal procedures are performed through smaller incisions than those needed for an open procedure. Advantages to the patient also include reduced pain and shorter recovery time.