Animal Clinic of La Plata


Address:  6685 Glen Albin Road,   P.O. Box 1732,   La Plata, Maryland   20646        Phone:  (301) 932-1881     FAX: (301) 934-1055    

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Services by appointment only:
     To schedule, call 301-932-1881
Office Hours:
  Monday-Friday   8AM-7PM
Saturday    8AM-1PM    
Sunday         Closed    

Services - Surgery

Veterinary Surgery at the Animal Clinic of La Plata - - -

Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence that our veterinarians and staff will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, done with the utmost expertise, and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.

Our team understands that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy. To that end, we're happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Our medical staff is also happy to provide information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

Pre-Surgery Exam

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screening to test organ function, along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests.


For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is closely monitored before, during and in recovery.