Your Pet's Surgery

Flamingo Road Animal Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of care when it comes to treating your pet. If your pet requires soft-tissue surgery, you can trust that they are in the best possible care here at Flamingo Road Animal Hospital. We offer a variety of surgical specialties so that your pet can get the care they need all at one convenient location. We believe that the pet owner should be part of the treatment process, so we keep an open line of communication for the duration of treatment, including pre and post-op. All of your questions will be answered, and your will be fully informed before any treatment is administered. You can trust that all of your concerns will be met with compassion and understanding during your pet's treatment.

Your Pet's Surgery

Dr. Alexis Schulman has a wide range of experience treating animals of all breeds, big and small, and she can fully walk you through your pet's procedure. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer several different treatment options for various species, including cats, dogs, and small mammals.

Some of our services include:

  • Spay and neuter (including for rabbits)
  • Foreign body
  • Cystotomy
  • Gastrostomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Emergency surgeries
  • Pyometra
  • GDV
  • Splenectomy
  • Mass removals
  • Laceration repairs
  • Laser therapy

We also offer some orthopedic surgeries, including:

  • Bone plating
  • TPLO
  • TTA
  • Patellar luxation

Before your pet's surgery, our team will talk you through the entire process start to finish so that you can get a full understanding of your pet's healing process and surgery risk. We can explain in full detail exactly what to expect before the surgery, during, and after. Our team can also offer guidance on how to help your pet through the recovery process.


Our anesthesia protocol is determined on a number of factors, such as your pet's age and health. We may also take into account what type of surgery your pet will be receiving, and we may recommend blood work prior to administering the anesthesia. Every animal is unique, so we can go over your pet's health history and risk to help provide a clear understanding of how they will tolerate anesthesia. Our anesthesia protocol is as follows:

  • Premedications, inductions (injectable), Isoflurane/Oxygen
  • Bionet monitor, ECG-pulse OX-blood pressure, capnograph
  • Veterinary Technician assigned to each patient from pre-med to recovery

Pain Management & Postoperative Care

Depending on your pet's specific surgery and their overall health, we may make recommendations of medication to help manage their post-op discomfort. Our team will thoroughly assess any pain levels and recommend the appropriate treatment for your pet. We will oversee their entire recovery process to ensure that their treatment was successful and that your pet is healing as expected. We currently use a smartflow system in the ICU to document all vitals, pain management, treatments, and IV fluids. All hospitalized pets will remain in the ICU until we believe they are ready to go home.