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Eagle Animal Hospital

Advanced Surgery For Dogs & Cats

Here at Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, we’re invested in your furry best friend’s health and well-being. That’s why we offer high-quality, state-of-the-art surgical services for a wide range of both elective and non-elective surgeries. Our team of veterinary surgeons go above and beyond to provide your pet with a safe, comfortable, and stress-free environment for both surgical procedures and post-operative recovery.

Some specialty surgery services are only available at Riverside location.

Surgical Services For Your Pets

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • TPLO Surgery

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Surgical Biopsies

  • Mass/Growth Removal

  • Foreign Body Removal

  • Trauma/Injury

  • And So Much More

How to prepare your pet for surgery

For more information regarding pet preparation for an upcoming surgery. Please view the accompanying video.

Advanced Pet Surgery

We understand the important role pets play in the lives of our clients – and our own – and because of this, we make every effort to become a partner in your pet’s health care. We understand the anxiety that comes with allowing a pet to undergo any surgical procedure, no matter how major or minor. As client education is a top priority of ours, we make sure your fears are addressed and your questions are answered prior to any procedure. That being said, our veterinarians have years of experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures. Some of the common soft tissue surgeries we handle are declaws, abdominal surgery, bladder stone or mass removals, foreign body removal, intestinal surgery, liver biopsies, splenectomy, caesarean sections, cancerous tumor removal, and more. Specialized and orthopedic veterinary surgeries we offer include:  


Lateral Fabellar Suture Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair

Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)

TPLO Surgery

Patellar Luxation Repair

Bone Fractures

Pelvic Repair


Perineal Urethrostomy (Feline)

Anal Sacculectomy (Anal Gland Removal)

Surgical Biopsies

Hernia repair

GDV (Gastropexy)

Foreign Body Removal



  *Please be aware that surgeries are not limited to this list. If there is a surgery that your pet needs and you don’t see it here, contact us for more information on how we can help! Orthopedic and some advanced surgery procedures are only available at our Riverside location.


Surgical lasers have become a very important part of veterinary medicine. Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort serving the Kansas City area is pleased to offer our clients and their pets the latest in surgical technology with the CO2 laser.


In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam efficiently vaporizes the affected living tissue. It simultaneously seals capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics and nerve endings. Laser surgery has significant benefits to both pets and surgeons. We perform many laser surgeries as well as laser declaws.


Laser surgery improves many surgical procedures by simplifying them and reducing risks generally associated with surgery. The laser light seals capillaries and small blood vessels as it cuts and thereby dramatically reduces bleeding. This provides a much clearer and drier surgical site for the surgeon. A laser beam’s focal spot may be adjusted down to a small fraction of a millimeter or expanded for wider coverage. The laser power may also be set for rapid removal of large tissue amounts or adjusted to remove only one cell layer at a time. The hemostatic effect of the laser beam and the improved visibility of the surgical area reduces the surgery’s overall duration.


  • Less Bleeding – As it makes an incision, the laser seals small blood vessels. The result is a significant reduction in bleeding which enables different surgical procedures to be utilized for optimal results for your pet.

  • Less Pain – The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, which results in less edema and pain for your pet. Less pain also means less recovery time for your pet’s post-operative healing.

  • Reduced Risk of Infection – One of the most unique features of the CO2 laser beam is that it efficiently kills bacteria in its path, producing a sterilizing effect.

  • Quicker Recovery and Healing Time – Reduced risk of infection, less bleeding and pain and less swelling allow you pet to make a quick recovery after surgery.


Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough veterinary examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen, which, along with your pet’s anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.


For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery.


Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. Because our companion friends don’t understand why they are experiencing pain, pain can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your pet. We customize pain management plans to meet the needs of each pet and his or her owner. We try to anticipate and prevent pain prior to a procedure, during it, and afterward to ensure the best possible results. It is our priority to ensure patients are both comfortable and pain free through the use of pre-anesthetics, local blocks, and post-operative medications. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal, and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.


Following surgery, pets recover in heated post-op recovery suites while their vitals and any signs of pain or discomfort are continuously monitored and addressed. The amount of time your pet will need to monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, your veterinarian will provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home.


Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure of the belly allowing veterinarians to explore the abdomen and abdominal organs in dogs. Often referred to as ‘keyhole surgery,’ this type of surgical procedure is typically performed for specific reasons, such as a laparoscopic spay as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional spay procedures in female dogs. Your veterinarian may also recommend an exploratory laparoscopy to view the abdomen in order to detect diseases, such as stomach cancer and other abnormalities. Unlike traditional scalpel-based surgeries, a laparoscopy procedure involves making a small incision to allow a small tubular scope with a tiny camera (laparoscope) to enter the abdomen giving your pet surgeon a close-up view of the abdomen. For surgical procedures, another small incision can then be made to perform the actual surgery, with the scope giving your pet surgeon a clear view of the abdominal surgical site, allowing for quicker, more precise surgeries. Laparoscopy can be performed through a few small incisions, with reduced tissue damage, less pain, and ultimately, a quicker recovery time for your pet.

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When you want to give your pet the very best care possible, our kind and experienced veterinarians and medical staff are here for you and your pet. Whether your new puppy needs their core vaccinations, or your cat needs laser therapy to help them recover from surgery, we offer a range of pet wellness services that we tailor to their unique needs. Reach out to our Client Care team to schedule your pet's visit today.