Pet General Surgery

Nearly any procedure your dog or cat might require can be handled at The Animal Hospital of Smithson Valley, or if you require assistance, we can refer you to the appropriate specialist.



Along with routine spays and neuters, we also offer laparoscopic spays which allows the veterinarian to make a smaller incision which leads to a quicker recovery. To find out if your pet qualifies as a candidate for a laparoscopic spay, feel free to call us at (830) 438-8885.

Soft Tissue Surgery

The Animal Hospital of Smithson Valley offers a variety of veterinary surgery services, including soft tissue surgeries, and is a well-respected veterinary surgeon. Surgery on soft tissues, which does not entail breaking bones, can be very beneficial for animals.

The excision of lumps or potentially dangerous masses is one of the most frequent soft tissue procedures done on pets. Although the majority of these masses are benign, in the case that a tumor is malignant, prompt removal and precise detection are essential. For the health and well-being of your pet, our skilled team of veterinary surgeons provides expert diagnosis and surgical care.

Pet Orthopedic Surgery

  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy or “TPLO” for cranial cruciate ligament repair (commonly known as “ACL”)
  • Extracapsular cranial cruciate ligament repair
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy or “FHO”
  • Bone pin and external fixations for long bone fractures
  • Amputations


  • Gastrointestinal biopsy
  • Gastropexy (for GDV prevention)
  • Gall bladder removal

Emergency surgery (during regular business hours)

  • Gastric and intestinal foreign body removal
  • Intestinal resection and anastomosis
  • Splenectomy