Pet Surgery in Chicago

Get first-class pet surgery in Chicago at Sploot Vets. Our Chicago vet clinics have experienced veterinary teams and fully equipped dedicated surgical suites. We ensure exceptional care, whether your pet comes in for a scheduled or urgent surgical procedure.

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Open 8am-8pm, 365 days a year... same day appointments and urgent drop-offs welcome!
Primary and urgent care, under one roof.
Easily book online or text us.
Modern, warm clinics with unlimited free treats.

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Comprehensive Surgery for Pets in Chicago

Our board certified veterinary team is here to provide the highest level of care! We provide an extensive range of surgeries for dogs and cats, from elective pet surgery to advanced veterinary surgery for treating pet injuries and medical issues. 

1. Spaying & Neutering

Spaying and neutering are linked to a wide range of health benefits, including the prevention of certain cancers in dogs and cats. This routine and preventative surgery for pets also provides behavioral benefits.

Count on our expert veterinary team for stress-free spaying and neutering, along with personalized guidance on when to best obtain this procedure for your pet.

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2. Mass Removals

Masses in cats and dogs can be benign or malignant (i.e., cancerous). Our team is here to accurately diagnose masses and provide the needed removal surgery.

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3.  Bladder Stone Extraction

The surgical removal of bladder stones can ease many painful symptoms, including abdominal pain and trouble urinating. Our experienced veterinary team uses advanced technology to locate bladder stones and remove them with careful pet surgery.

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4. Intestinal & Gastric Surgery for Dogs & Cats

Persistent blockages and irregularities in a pet’s digestive system can result in symptoms like bloating, vomiting, and diarrhea. Serious cases may require surgery. 

In our Chicago vet clinics, we provide comprehensive GI surgeries for pets, guided by advanced imaging technologies. We address issues like GDV, intestinal tumors, umbilical hernia, and more.

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5. Ingested Foreign Body Removal

When pets swallow non-food items or foreign objects, these can become lodged in their intestines. We use imaging technology to guide our surgical techniques, ensuring the safe removal of foreign bodies and the restoration of your pet’s digestive health.

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6. Dental Surgery for Pets

Keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy with our professional dental services for pets. We provide preventative teeth cleaning and advanced dental surgeries. We use the latest technology to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety as we address issues such as plaque accumulation, loose teeth, tooth decay, oral masses, and more.

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7. Specialty Pet Surgery in Chicago

If your pet requires a surgery for dogs or cats that isn’t mentioned above, reach out to our team for details on our specialty veterinary surgeries, which include TPLO surgery, PU surgery, trauma repair, eye surgeries (i.e. cherry eye repair, eyelid surgery), and other procedures.

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Urgent Care Tailored to Your Furry Friend

Bringing Your Pet to Sploot for Pet Urgent Care

Two options, same high quality of care. If you’re bringing your dog or cat to our urgent pet care clinic, we accept both walk-ins (depending on availability) and urgent intakes (drop-offs)

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Urgent Cases: Call Ahead for Efficient Care

We welcome walk-ins for pet urgent care, but as this depends on availability we recommend calling ahead

  • Be Received Immediately:  Calling ahead allows us to prepare so that we can accommodate your pet as soon as you arrive.
  • Save Time: Due to varying demands at our clinics, some may have longer wait times. A quick call enables us to direct you to a clinic with the shortest wait time, ensuring prompt attention to your pet.
  • Specialist Matching:  While all Sploot clinics are fully equipped for emergencies, some pet urgent care cases may require specialized care. By calling in advance, we can guide you to the clinic with the right specialist for your pet's specific needs.
Sploot's Urgent Intake: Immediate Care, Even on Busy Days

At Sploot, we understand that emergencies are unpredictable and often occur at the most inconvenient times. That's why we offer an Urgent Intake (drop-off) service, designed to provide immediate, expert care for your pet during urgent situations.

  • Quick and Secure Drop-Off: In an urgent case or emergency, call us and bring your pet to our clinic. We ensure a swift and safe drop-off, immediately prioritizing your pet's needs from the moment you arrive.
  • Thorough and Prompt Expert Assessment: Upon arrival, our medical team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to understand and prioritize your pet's condition, guiding our immediate care approach.
  • Comprehensive Care and Communication: We provide continuous medical supervision for your pet's safety and comfort. Expect regular updates and involvement in every decision, from assessment to treatment. When your pet is ready, we'll inform you and offer concise aftercare instructions for a seamless homecoming.

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What to Expect

Exceptional Surgery for Dogs & Cats: What to Expect

Get seamless care from our dedicated team before, during, and after your pet undergoes surgery.

I.Before Your Pet’s Surgery:

A. Scheduled Surgery for Pets in Chicago

Surgeries that are not urgently required within the next 24 hours can be scheduled at our Chicago vet clinics. These include elective and routine surgeries for dogs and cats.

For scheduled surgeries, our veterinarians conduct a thorough health assessment of your pet and advise on the optimal timing for the surgery. Additionally, they will offer comprehensive instructions to prepare your pet for the procedure.

B. Urgent Pet Surgery in Chicago

At Sploot, we offer comprehensive urgent and emergency veterinary care services, including urgent surgery for pets at our Chicago clinics.

Urgent vet surgeries address critical medical situations with tight timeframes, such as GDV (intestine twisting), physical trauma,  bowel blockages, anuria caused by obstruction,and other emergencies.

In case of an emergency, contact our tele-triage for guidance to the nearest and most suitable Sploot Chicago vet clinic. Our clinics are open 365 days a year, for extended hours.

II. During Your Pet’s Surgery

Attentive Care Upon Arrival

Whether you choose to accompany your pet throughout their surgery or opt for drop-off care on the day of the procedure, you can rest assured that our team will prioritize their well-being and care from the moment they arrive.

Transparent Communication

We maintain open communication regarding your pet’s status throughout their time with us. If you opt to remain in-clinic during the procedure, our attentive staff will ensure your comfort and keep you informed every step of the way.

For drop-off appointments, you'll receive updates via text or phone calls based on your preference. 

Regardless of the situation, we involve pet parents in crucial treatment decisions for their beloved companions.

III. After Your Pet’s Surgery

A Space for Rest & Recovery

Following surgery, your pet may feel groggy. At Sploot, they'll have a clean and cozy area to rest, and we'll notify you as soon as they're ready to go home.

Seamless Post-Operative Care

Once you arrive to pick up your pet after their procedure, our team will give you detailed, post-operative care instructions. We will also let you know when to best schedule your follow-up appointment.

For any concerns or questions about your pet’s health and recovery, feel free to reach out to us via call, text, or through the Sploot Vets app for a direct chat with our team.


Experienced Veterinarians

Our seasoned veterinarians specialize in various types of veterinary surgery — whether it’s a routine surgery like spaying/neutering or surgery needed to address a medical issue. You can count on us for exceptional care from pre-op to post-op. 

A Stress-Free Experience 

Pet parents aren’t just supported by experienced vets. We also have a dedicated pet parent concierge team, ready to answer questions before, during, and after the surgical operation. We also give live updates during procedures so that pet parents can be sure their furry companions are receiving the best care possible!

In-House Radiology & Lab

Radiographic exams and/or blood testing needed for virtually all surgeries. We offer these services in-house for your convenience.

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What types of pet surgeries are offered at Sploot Vets - Chicago?

At Sploot Vets’ Chicago clinics, we offer a variety of pet surgeries, including spaying/neutering, intestinal and gastric surgeries, bladder stone removals, mass removals, and specialty surgeries for dogs and cats,

How can I determine if my pet requires surgery?

Our veterinarians offer personalized recommendations for elective, routine, urgent, and specialty surgeries for pets. To begin, schedule a consultation, during which our vet will assess your pet's condition and recommend the necessity and optimal timing for any surgical intervention.

Does my pet need a pre-surgical consultation?

A pre-op appointment is the first step to getting pet surgery. This part of the process allows our veterinarians to conduct a thorough health assessment of your pet, ensuring a successful and effective surgery. 

During this consultation, our veterinarians will discuss procedural details and address any concerns you may have.

How do I prepare for my pet’s surgery?

Here are a few general tips on preparing for pet surgery in Chicago:

  • On the night before surgery, Do NOT feed your pet after the time given by the vet.
  • Water is fine at all times.
  • Create a tranquil and secure space for your pet's recovery after surgery. Consider closing off staircases, separating pets from their siblings, and setting up baby gates or pens, as needed.

Our Sploot veterinarians may provide additional instructions. Don't hesitate to reach out to our team for further guidance at any point.

How long do surgical procedures take?

The duration of surgical procedures varies based on the type of surgery. While spaying/neutering may take less than an hour, other types of surgery for dogs and cats may require longer periods.

Will my pet be in pain after surgery?

Pets may experience discomfort post-surgery, but we offer pain management medications and guidance to ensure their comfort during the healing process.

How should I care for my pet after surgery?

Our team will provide specific post-operative instructions for your pet, covering aspects such as required rest periods, medication administration, and wound care. 

For any questions or concerns about your pet's recovery, feel free to contact the Sploot team at any time.

When can my pet resume normal activities after surgery?

Most pets require several weeks of rest following surgery, although this timeline may vary depending on the specific procedure your pet undergoes.

What should I do if my pet has complications after surgery?

If you observe any post-surgery complications, including excessive bleeding, abnormal swelling, or concerning behavioral changes, contact our team immediately for assistance and guidance.

How much does my pet’s surgery cost?

The cost of pets surgery varies depending on the procedure. We provide transparent pricing, and our veterinarian will discuss cost estimates during the pre-surgical consultation.

What is the “free surgery consultation” offer?

Currently, we offer free pet surgery consultation if you decide to proceed with the surgery at Sploot Vets. The consultation fee will be applied to the surgery visit. 

Please remember to mention this offer when booking the consultation, as we are unable to retroactively apply consultation fees towards surgeries.

What payment options are available in Sploot Vets?

At Sploot Vets, we accept cashless payments via major credit/debit cards, CareCredit, and ScratchPay, ensuring convenience and safety for our clients.

Does Sploot Veterinary Care accept pet insurance?

Pet parents can seek reimbursement from their pet insurance provider. It's essential to verify your coverage with your insurance provider to ensure that your pet's surgery is included in your plan.

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Got Questions? We’re Here for You

Whether you have questions about first aid, surgery for dogs and cats, and other matters related to your pet’s health, give us a call. Our dedicated team is here to help.

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