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Pet Surgery

We provide the highest quality of care.


All dogs and cats undergoing anesthesia will have a pre-anesthetic blood panel to assess organ function and establish the safest possible anesthetic protocol. This can be done the day of the procedure up to 14 days prior, per the review and approval of the veterinarian. Your pet will be monitored while under anesthesia for heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, blood pressure, anesthetic depth, and body temperature. Pain is controlled via a multimodal approach including injectable medications and oral pain medications post procedure.

All patients receive warm fluids for the entire procedure to protect core temperature and blood pressure. Sterile surgeries will be performed in a separate surgery suite. All patients will have continuous monitoring in recovery until they can sit up and have normal body temperature. A detailed report, medications, and instructions for home care are sent home at the discharge time at the end of the day.

If there were any tissue samples sent in for pathology, there would be a follow-up consultation regarding the findings, approximately 7-10 days later. Most surgeries will have sutures that need to be removed; there will be a recheck appointment in 10-14 days.

Anesthetic Protocols:

Garrison Animal Care Clinic has strict, conservative anesthetic protocols designed to avoid and minimize surgical complications. Our doctors request an initial exam before scheduling a surgical procedure and will examine the pet before any pre-anesthetic medications are given. To avoid anesthetic complications, we reduce the required anesthesia by supplementing the gas with a sedative. Our doctors will not perform any anesthetic procedure without evaluating the patient’s risk factors.

Common anesthetic surgeries completed at Garrison include:

  • Spay and Neuter Surgeries
  • Anesthetic Dental Cleanings (Cleaning, examination, full-mouth dental radiographs, extractions, and dental bindings)
  • Entropion and Cherry Eye Surgeries
  • Laceration repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Amputations
  • Abdominal Ultrasound (anesthesia occasionally required)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (with visiting surgeon)

Garrison Animal Care Clinic is now closed

Our Hours

Our Hospital is Now Closed

Our Address

9124 West 6th Avenue Frontage Road
Lakewood, CO 80215
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Phone: 303-202-6200
Fax: 303-202-6202
Email: garrisonanimalcare@gmail.com

In case of emergency:

Please contact WellHaven Pet Health Lone Tree. They are located at 10016 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124 and their phone number is 303-396-6136.

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Dear Valued Clients,

We hope you and your family are doing well during these challenging times.

After much thought and consideration, WellHaven leadership has made the decision to join our veterinary clinic with our other local WellHaven hospitals. Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to follow our current schedule. Our last day seeing patients at Garrison will be June 24, 2022.

Please visit our website https://wellhaven.com/locations/ or scan the QR Code for a list of local WellHaven and affiliated hospitals. Please be sure to call ahead to check for availability.

To obtain a copy of your pet’s medical records please email us at recordsgarrison@wellhaven.com so we can email your pet’s records directly to you, or the veterinary clinic of your choice.

If your pet has a Care Companion Plan (wellness plan) at Garrison Animal Care Clinic you will no longer be billed for the plan as it has been cancelled effective immediately. If you have additional questions about the wellness plan you can email recordsgarrison@wellhaven.com.

We are so grateful for your support of our practice over the years and will greatly miss seeing all of you and your pets. Thank you for trusting us with the care of your pet(s), we wish all of you the best.

The Team at Garrison Animal Care Clinic