Dog and Cat Surgery in San Antonio

From dog and cat spays and neuters, to complicated orthopedic surgery and emergency splenectomies, we can perform most surgical procedures in our in-house, full-service veterinary hospital.

Acorn Hill Animal Hospital is pleased to offer both soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery to dogs and cats in San Antonio. Our veterinarians are equipped to handle many surgical procedures, even some that are are commonly referred to a pet surgical specialist.

Please note: Not all surgery centers are created equal. Important safety and pain control aspects are often neglected at low-cost surgery centers. If you are considering a low-cost alternative, make sure to ask questions first to give your pet the safe and comfortable recovery they deserve.

Some common orthopedic surgeries done at Acorn Hill Animal Hospital include:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (CCL repairs)
  • MPL (patellar luxation) repairs
  • Fracture repairs

Some of the more common soft-tissue surgeries we can perform are:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Limb amputation
  • Pyometra (uterus infection)
  • Cesarean (C-section)
  • TECA (ear canal surgery)
  • Tumor and cyst removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Gastrotomy (foreign body in the stomach)
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We offer the highest standard of safety during their surgical procedure, which includes:

  • A full in-house laboratory for performing pre-surgical blood work for safety
  • State-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring equipment and surgical tools
  • An environment that meets or exceeds safety standards
  • A highly capable surgical team performing surgery at less cost than specialists
  • Customized pain management and anesthesia protocols for every pet
  • Warm blankets and post-op monitoring to keep pets comfortable and safe


A surgical procedure is much more elaborate than a routine physical exam, and we meet your needs by walking through pre- and post-operation questions with you. We will do this by having a pre-op appointment, to go over any health history and tests, and answer any questions you have.

On the day of the surgery, our veterinarians and technicians to monitor your pet's vitals to be sure he or she is ready to go home.

Depending on the complexity of the surgery, we may also want to see your pet for a follow-up visit to make sure their recovery is going smoothly, answer any additional questions you have, and be sure your pet's pain is controlled.