Full-Service Veterinary Surgery:
The Safe Choice for Southcoast’s Pets

Veterinary Surgery & Anesthesia

Capeway Veterinary Hospital’s veterinarians believe in providing the safest and most attentive surgical conditions for the pets we serve. We are fortunate to have a board-certified soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeon to rely upon for advanced surgical procedures. From pre-surgery health screening, throughout the procedure and post-operative recovery, our surgical team works to ensure the safety and comfort of every pet.


What Do I Need to Do Before My Pet Has Surgery?

Capeway Veterinary Hospital requires a pre-surgical examination and pre-anesthetic blood work to make sure each pet is able to undergo the surgery. The blood work gives our veterinarians critical information on the functioning of the pet’s liver and kidneys and will help us determine if he or she will need additional health support such as IV fluids.

Complimentary nail trims are given to all our surgical patients, but if there are any additional procedures you want done while your pet is under anesthesia, let our staff know prior to your pet’s scheduled surgery date.


Some additional procedures that can be done include:

  • Microchipping
  • Ear cleaning
  • Anal gland expression
  • Heartworm test
  • Fecal exam

At-home, pre-surgery checklist:

  • Remove the pet’s food bowl after 6 p.m. the night before your pet’s procedure.
  • Remove the pet’s water bowl after 11 p.m. the night before the procedure. Remember to close the lid to the toilet bowl and leash-walk your pet for bathroom duties.
  • If by some chance the animal does eat or drink, please call the hospital to reschedule the surgery.
  • Give lots of extra hugs and kisses!

What Should I Expect when Bringing My Pet in for Surgery?

You will be given a scheduled drop-off time when we call to confirm the surgical appointment. Surgery check-in time is between 7:30 and 8:20 a.m.

When pets are brought in for surgery, a surgical technician will greet the pet and meet with the owner to discuss the procedure. Pet owners are given a tour of where the pet will stay and time is provided to address any and all concerns. The surgical technician will remain with the pet throughout the full procedure and recovery.

Our technicians will make every attempt to phone you once your pet’s surgery is completed. If they haven’t called by 5 p.m., please feel free to phone our office.


What Kinds of Surgeries Do You Perform?

In addition to emergency surgeries, Capeway Veterinary Hospital routinely performs a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Tumor removal
  • Dental procedures
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Declawing
  • Hernia repair
  • Dewclaw removal
  • Tail docking
  • Skin biopsies
  • Cruciate ligament repairs

Our board-certified soft tissue and orthopedic surgeon is also able to provide a number of advanced surgical procedures as needs arise.


What Makes You Different from the Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics?

Because our focus is on the safety and comfort of every pet undergoing surgery, our hospital takes additional precautions in preparing pets for surgery, monitoring throughout the procedure, and in post-operative recovery support.

  • In addition to the pre-surgery exam given by our veterinarians, every pet undergoing surgery is required to have pre-anesthesia blood work to ensure the kidneys and liver are in excellent health.
  • During surgery, patients are continually monitored by a surgical technician who tracks heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen content, and other vital statistics.
  • Our veterinarians limit the number of surgeries they do each day, so they are sure to be alert and focused on each procedure.
  • The anesthesia we use is designed to allow animals to awaken shortly after surgery, reducing the confusion they feel, and our technicians remain with the pet to ensure they are fully awake.
  • We maintain careful monitoring of pet pain status and implement a pain management plan for every surgical case, making sure pets remain comfortable throughout their recovery.

If you have any additional questions about our surgical procedures, please feel free to contact our helpful staff and veterinarians.

“It’s so rare to find a perfect balance of quality care , compassion , and clinical expertise in any medical practice . Capeway Veterinary Hospital has found a way to perfectly execute all these areas.”

— Steve Pinto

“I have been taking my pets to Dr. Jay for almost 15 years because she is a wonderful Doctor and takes such great care of them.As long as I have pets Capeway will continue to be an important part of our lives!”

— Rick Santos

“We have been very pleased with the comprehensive treatment that all of our dogs received at Capeway Veterinary Hospital for the past 25 years. Their friendly and courteous staff members are helpful and supportive. We would highly recommend Capeway to anyone who is seeking quality care for their pets.”

— David Sylvia

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
We are closed for staff meetings the 2nd Thursday of every month from 1 p.m. — 2 p.m.