Serving Longwood, Lake Mary, and Surrounding Areas

Does your pet need surgery? Well, you have come to the right place! Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital provides high-quality surgical services to pet owners living in the Orlando area. Our surgeons have over 25 years of experience and our team is actively undergoing continuous training on the latest veterinary surgery techniques, including Laser surgery Laser surgery.

The surgical procedures our doctors can perform include, but are not limited to:

Soft Tissue

  • Caesarean Section
  • Abdominal Exploratories and Biopsies
  • Gastropexy
  • Intussusception
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Anal Sac Removal and Repair
  • Cherry Eye Surgery
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Entropion / Ectropion (eyelid surgery)
  • Enucleation (eyeball removal)
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
  • Biopsies
  • Laser Eyelid Tumor Removal
  • Mammary Tumor Removal
  • Mast Cell Tumor Removal
  • Oral Tumor Removal
  • Lipoma/Skin Tag Removal
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Aural Hematoma Repair
  • Soft Palate Resection (Bulldogs)
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Abscess/Laceration Repair
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Pyo/Hydrometra
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Salivary Mucocele
  • Urinary Obstruction
  • Colectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Oral Surgery/Oronasal Fistula Repair


  • Bone Plating
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bone Tumor Removal
  • Pin Removal
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair (CCL)
  • Fracture Repair
  • Mandibular Fracture Repair
  • Hip Surgery (FHO) Femoral Head Ostectomy
  • Limb/Digit Amputation (cancer or physical injury)
  • Patellar Luxation Repair


And Many More!

pet surgery in Longwood

Preparing for Pet Surgery

Since surgery is a sterile procedure, you will need to make sure your pet is clean before coming in for surgery. Prepping them as much as possible prior to arriving will prevent any delays.

Dogs & cats can lose the ability to swallow while under anesthesia, so we ask that you do not feed your pet the morning of their surgery. If they do not have an empty stomach, vomit may come up during the procedure, which they will not be able to swallow. This can put them in danger of inhaling it into their lungs.

Day of the Surgery

Your pet may need to undergo a workup, including blood tests. Testing will help the veterinarian to determine if there is anything present that could cause complications during the procedure. Pain medication may also need to be administered to relax your pet before anesthesia is given.

Our experienced pet surgeons understand there are animals that occasionally have special needs when it comes to anesthesia. Rest assured our team will be using the drugs that work best with their specific physiology.

Post-Surgery Care

About 2 hours after surgery, you can begin offering your pet food and water at half the portion size. If your pet refuses it, that is fine, many pets have no desire to eat the evening after their surgery. If your pet skips dinner, you can give them their normal amount of food the next morning.

Provide your pet their pain meds prescribed by the vet only. Please DO NOT ever substitute medication meant for humans, as this can be fatal to pets.

Monitor the surgery site regularly to make sure it is properly healing. If you see any sign of green/yellow discharge, swelling, or irritation, please contact us immediately. Refrain from applying any products to the area without prior approval from our staff.

Following the above pre/post-surgery recommendations will support the wellbeing of your pet, which is our primary focus here at Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital.

If you have any questions about pet surgery, call our friendly team at 407-767-0606.