Pet Surgery Performed with Safety and Comfort in Mind


Whenever the word ‘surgery’ comes into the conversation, we understand it can be a scary thing. However, most pets will undergo a surgery at some point in their lives, and with all the advances in veterinary medicine, surgeries are now safer than they have ever been. Still, we know there’s plenty cause for worry! At Sunrise Veterinary Services in Alpena, we take every precaution we can to ensure each pet surgery is performed with minimal risk.

Pet Surgery in Alpena: Cat Wearing Red Ribbon
Pet Surgery in Alpena: Dog Laying in the Grass

Typical Reasons Pets Need Surgery

Our veterinarians are trained to perform a variety of orthopedic surgeries. We offer a sterile and up-to-date surgical suite and use the latest techniques and equipment to perform each procedure. Some of the orthopedic surgeries we can provide include:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair
  • Medial and anterior patella luxation
  • Limb amputation
  • Fracture repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • And more....

If you think your pet could benefit from orthopedic surgery, contact us today!

Safety from Start to Finish

Whether performing a routine spay or neuter, or something more complex like cystotomy, we always take care to reduce risk at every step of the way. Before surgery, we highly recommend doing a pre-anesthetic exam and bloodwork on your pet to ensure they haven’t had any recent changes in their health that could affect anesthesia. Additionally, we monitor your pet with equipment that reads their vitals including heart rate, blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, blood pressure, body temperature and more. They also receive fluid therapy through an IV catheter, which prevents dehydration and stabilizes their blood pressure.

Pain Medication for Comfort Throughout

Any surgery comes with some pain during recovery. Pain is not only uncomfortable, it can also hinder the healing process. When pets are concerned about pain, their stress levels rise with cortisol levels which in turn can hamper cell activity and slow healing. At Sunrise Veterinary Services, we administer pain medication before as well as after surgery. We will also send you home with pain medications and detailed at-home care instructions. Our goal is to make every pet surgery as smooth and pain-free as possible.

For any questions about our surgical procedures, please get in touch today!

Pet Surgery in Alpena: Dalmation

We brought our cat Maizey in for a wellness check and immunizations this morning. The office staff were so nice! Dr. LaCross and Ruth were so gentle with Maizey and were so sweet to her. The services were very affordable. You need to stop by just to say hello to their "Greeter Cats"

Yvonda S.

Professional and friendly. They treat my fur babies like their own. Very thorough and willing to speak to you about everything.

Heather M.

I came here with my cat and am so happy that I did! They all care so much and are very affordable.

Cheryl R.


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