Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high-quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians is experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer the following surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Aural Hematoma
  • Cesarean Section
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Enterotomy (intestinal surgery)
  • Entropion (eyelid repair)
  • Enucleation (eye removal)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastric Dilation with Volvulus (GDV)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laceration Repair
  • Mass / Tumor Removal
  • Pyometra
  • And other general surgeries as needed

Dental Surgery

  • Tooth Extractions
  • And other oral surgeries

Our Referral Network — Board Certified Specialists

When a case is particularly challenging, we work with an extensive network of board certified veterinary specialists. Some consultations can be made via the phone or Internet; others require an appointment with a specialist. Cases that may require referral include:

  • Neurological Disease (often a CT scan or MRI is needed)
  • Cardiac Disease (for echocardiogram)
  • Some cancers that may require radiation or other advanced treatment
  • Some ophthalmology cases
  • Some serious fractures or other orthopedic disease needing advanced surgery

Other cases that are serious enough to require 24/7 monitoring with a specialist or specialized diagnostics.

We are pleased to make a referral to one of these specialists when needed and will do everything we can to make the process as seamless as possible.

Our affiliate, Lucerne Veterinary Hospital, can provide services such as ultrasound, orthopedic and advanced soft tissue surgeries, rehabilitation, and chemotherapy.

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.