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Anesthesia & Surgery


bunny_anestheseia.pngSouth Wilton Veterinary Group is an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital, dedicated to the highest standards of care for each surgical patient. Fewer than 10% of the veterinary hospitals in North America are able to meet these stringent standards. Our veterinarians have advanced training to perform a wide range of surgeries, from standard spay and neuter to more complex procedures.



Before undergoing anesthesia, your pet is examined by a veterinarian, and pre-anesthetic blood work and an ECG are performed. Every surgical patient receives blood testing prior to surgery to confirm that the liver and kidneys are able to handle the anesthetic. Seemingly healthy animals may have undetected problems, and it is far better to identify and address these issues before they cause complications. Our surgeon then determines the best possible course for surgery, based on the results of these tests.

For additional safety under anesthesia, a technician constantly monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, and blood oxygen levels. A skilled veterinary technician monitors the patient until he or she is fully alert and recovered from anesthesia.


Pain Management, Pre- and Post-Surgery

Facts About Spaying and Neutering



Specialized Surgical Care


A board-certified specialist is available to perform complex orthopedic surgeries. We also offer the services of visiting veterinary specialists at our hospital.

Learn more about these visiting veterinary specialists at South Wilton Veterinary Group.


Jean-Paul Petrie, DVM, DACVIM—Veterinary Cardiology

Steve Heyman, VMD, DACVS

Eric H. Linnetz, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM


The majority of our of our doctors enjoy treating avian and exotic patients, in addition to cats and dogs. They take a special interest in the surgery of birds and exotic pets, including reptiles and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents.