Before, during, and following your treatment, our team will work with you to address any queries or worries you may have regarding the surgical procedure, anaesthetic, or postoperative care.

pet surgery


At Riversbend Animal Hospital, we serve the greater Big Rapids, area with comprehensive cat and dog surgeries. Our practice is AAHA-accredited, so you know your pet is in safe, capable hands. From pre-surgery assessments to the very attire and equipment we use, we adhere to stringent AAHA standards.

Contact our AAHA-accredited veterinary practice at (231) 796-3507, to set up your next visit.

Veterinary Surgical Procedures We Offer

Our doctors are skilled in performing general cat and dog surgeries including spays and neuters, but also various other procedures.

Below is a list of just some of the surgical procedures we offer at Riversbend:

General Surgery Procedures

  • Spay and neuter
  • Prophylactic gastropexy
  • Mass/tumor removals
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Scheduled Cesarean

Ocular Procedures

  • Enucleation (eye removal)
  • Entropion, a genetic condition where the eyelid is folded inward
  • Cherry eye

Urgent Procedures

  • Laceration repair
  • Foreign body removal
  • GDV (twisted stomach)
  • Pyometra
  • Porcupine quill removal
  • Urgent cesarean

We are open during our normal business hours.

Please call us or contact us by email with any questions regarding the procedures we perform at Riversbend. Although we are unable to give out exact estimates for procedures over the phone and email, we certainly can give estimate ranges. Estimates for procedures will vary depending on your pets weight, length of procedure and stay, testing and medications that are administered during your pets procedure and after.

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Riversbend Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.