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Surgical Suite

We offer routine and some emergency surgeries. We are capable surgeons with many years of experience, however are not board certified surgical specialists that typically perform more advanced procedures. A list of the types of surgeries we offer is below, do not hesitate to reach out for clarification as needed.

Soft-Tissue Surgery

Soft-Tissue Surgery offered at Bayleaf, includes but is not limited to:
  • Routine spay/neuter
  • Tumor excision, including skin growths
  • Removal of foreign body (GI obstruction)
  • Gastric dilation/volvulus (bloat)
  • Stomach tacking (gastropexy)
  • Urinary blockage
  • Wound repair/reconstruction
  • Caesarean section
  • Bladder surgery, including stone removal
  • Enucleations
  • Aural hematoma repair
  • Hernia repairs
  • Splenectomy
  • Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome repair (stenotic nares, elongated soft palate)
  • Episioplasty
  • Perineal Urethrostomy

Orthopedic Surgery

Bayleaf also offers orthopedic surgical options including but not limited to:
  • Cruciate ligament repair via extracapsular repair (lateral line)
  • Femoral head ostectomy (FHO)
  • Forelimb or hindlimb amputation
  • Patellar luxation repair

What To Expect

On the day of surgery, your pet will be dropped off with us in the morning between 7:30 and 9. Please do not feed them anything after midnight the night before. If your pet typically takes medication, you may give it in the morning with a small amount of food (the only exception is enalapril, which you may skip on the morning of surgery). If your pet is diabetic, please feed it half a meal and half their normal dose of insulin the morning of surgery. Our veterinary surgeon will do a thorough physical exam of your pet and complete any necessary pre-anesthetic diagnostics. If you would like, our staff can provide you with a detailed estimate for the cost of the procedure before your surgery day. We try to send all routine surgery patients home the same afternoon/evening. You will be called after your pet is awake from anesthesia and a discharge time will be set up.


If your pet has not had recent bloodwork done, we can perform a basic pre-anesthetic blood panel in-house to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. This panel allows us to customize your pet’s anesthesia protocol, and it provides information about any difficulties we should anticipate during the procedure. Almost all pets are given an intravenous catheter to help give IV fluids during surgery and allow IV access in the case of needing emergency medications. All surgery patients are monitored via blood pressure, pulse oximeter, capnograph, ECG, and temperature.


Our state-of-the-art surgical facility practices the highest level of sterile technique, and every precaution is taken to ensure a sterile environment during surgical procedures. Veterinarians wear sterile surgical gowns, disposable gloves, masks, and caps to prevent the spread of any infection, and after each procedure, all surgical equipment is cleaned, sterilized, and then wrapped and double-sterilized in our autoclave. We are proud to follow all industry best practices regarding advanced sterile technique, including strict guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

We are also proud to offer referrals to a variety of local, board-certified specialists for advanced surgical intervention.
Please call us for estimates on surgical procedures
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