Because our hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, we maintain the highest practice standards for surgery, anesthesia & anesthetic monitoring, aftercare and recovery services. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. In fact, only 15% of veterinary hospitals undergo the rigorous accreditation process, setting themselves apart from other hospitals.

These standards include a pre-anesthetic blood panel, ECG (electrocardiogram), individually tailored pain management, IV (intravenous) catheter and fluids, warm water blankets, careful anesthetic monitoring and a dedicated veterinary technician during surgery and recovery.

All patients are given a pre-surgical exam the morning of the procedure. The surgery will be done during the day and routine surgeries usually go home that evening. More complicated cases may require a longer stay.

You will be asked to withhold food from your pet after 10 p.m. the night before the procedure and to bring your pet to the hospital the morning of the surgery. Intake for surgical patients takes place from 7:30 -7:45 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In all cases, patients of Rice Village Animal Hospital are closely monitored throughout surgical procedures and recovery. Our attentive and compassionate staff are available to you and will keep you updated every step of the way.

Veterinary Technician with a surgery patient

Specialty & Orthopedic Procedures:

Our hospital is proud to be partnered with Houston Mobile Veterinary Surgery, offering specialty soft tissue and orthopedic surgical services to our patients in the comfort of their primary care clinic. The mobile surgery team utilizes our on-site surgical suite to perform their specialty procedures and always provides detailed at home instructions and aftercare resources to ensure the best post-operative recovery for our patients. Our staff veterinarians continuously follow up with patients after their surgery and work collaboratively with the surgeons to monitor progress.

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