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TLC is equipped to perform most elective and non-elective surgeries. Our operating suites are equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and our veterinarians utilize current anesthetic and surgical protocols. Pain medication, IV catheters, and IV fluids are mandatory on most elective and all general surgeries.

Referrals to board certified surgeons are available for major surgeries such as orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery. Veterinarians at TLC South Pasadena can refer your patient to Pasadena Veterinary Specialists for advanced surgical procedures.

Laser Surgery

TLC is proud to offer laser surgery. A laser generates a powerful, precisely-controlled beam of light that can cut through tissue like a scalpel, but with these added benefits:

Less Pain – the laser beam seals nerve endings at the surgery site, so there’s less post-operative pain. This lets our patients feel better faster, and can reduce the need for Pain Managements.

Less Bleeding – the laser energy cauterizes small blood vessels as it cuts, reducing surgery time and allowing the doctor to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision.

Less Swelling – the laser beam only contacts a tiny area of tissue at a time, so there’s less injury to surrounding areas. This results in less post-operative swelling and bruising

Spaying & Neutering

One of the most important duties of veterinary medicine is animal population control, which is accomplished through spaying and neutering. TLC recommends these surgeries for all pets that are not intended for breeding, for the following health & behavior benefits:

  • Prevention of reproduction, in a time when animal shelters are overpopulated, and thousands of unwanted pets are euthanized every day
  • Prevention of testicle & prostate disease in male dogs & cats
  • Prevention of mammary & uterine disease in female dogs & cats
  • Prevention of territorial urine spraying & marking behavior in male dogs & cats
  • Reduced aggression and dominance behavior in male dogs
  • All our post-operative spay and neuter patients are treated to a complimentary night in the hospital, where they are closely monitored for any discomfort or pain by our veterinary nurses and emergency veterinarian. If you have any questions about these important procedures, please call one of our hospitals.