Surgical Procedures

At Chapman Animal Hospital we are equipped and trained to perform a vast range of surgery. And since our recent accreditation from the Australian Veterinary Association [AVA], you can be confident that your pet is in the best possible care.

Book Appointment

What can you and your pet expect?

Once you have booked in for surgery, we will call you the day before to confirm your appointment and to run you through the necessary pre-op instructions. We ask your pet to be fasted from 8pm as they will be having a medical anesthetic. We will ask that you keep them hydrated, both of these will assist the likelihood of a smooth day in the clinic for your pet.

On the day itself, we will ask you to come in at around 8am for your pet to be admitted to hospital , one of our nursing team will go through a thorough admit with you, we will ask you to sign some paperwork and arrange a time for you to pick your pet up.

Standards Of Care

Each patient, regardless of the procedure will be placed on fluids to prevent dehydration. We will also offer routine blood tests in every instance to ensure a smooth and uncomplicated anesthetic. It is by no means compulsory but it is strongly recommended and the older the patient, this becomes even more important.

Pain Relief

Each patient is given pain relief on the day for their procedure, they will also leave us with pain relief to take home to aid your pet’s recovery. This is all included in the cost of the procedure.

After Care

When we discharge your pet, we will arrange a follow up appointment in most cases to re-check on the progress of the surgery. This could be something as simple as removing sutures or checking the wound site, for which there is no charge.

Home Care

It is important that you follow the instructions from your discharge appointment. Failure to do so risks complications with routine surgery like desexing. We recommend that your pet is kept quiet for 10 days.

Surgeries We Perform Routinely:

  • Canine Desexing
  • Feline Desexing

Soft tissue injury including:

  • Lump Removal
  • Wound stitch up
  • Foreign body removals
  • Caesarians
  • Hematoma
  • Hernia Repair
  • Entropion

Orthopedic Surgery


  • Fracture repairs
  • Cruciate repairs
  • Amputation
  • Luxating patellas
  • Femoral head & neck ostomy