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You will be provided detailed discharge instructions for follow up care when you pick up your pet. Below you will find a list of our low cost pet surgery prices. Please inquire about any procedures not listed that your pet may need and review our FAQ page to get more information.
Each of these prices has been formulated to include anesthesia/sedation, and any medication including antibiotics, pain meds, and fluids that our veterinarians deem necessary.
Additional fees you may incur at Helping Hands would be for Bloodwork, Biopsies, or recommended injectable medications.
*Bloodwork ($105) is required for your pet. The bloodwork we perform at Helping Hands shows us basic organ function values (kidney and liver) to help make the safest choices for anesthesia. The bloodwork we perform at Helping Hands is not diagnostic. It is always recommended that you discuss surgery and sedation with your primary veterinarian that has followed your pet’s health if you have any concerns. It is important to remember there is always a risk when sedating any living animal.
*Biopsies ($160 for first, $115 per additional) If we are removing a growth, a biopsy is the only way to determine if it is cancerous or benign. There are some areas of the body where the skin will not allow for “clean margins” and only a debulking of the mass can be achieved. If the growth was deemed benign prior to surgery, removing this extra margin of skin will not be necessary. If your veterinarian has not determined this, we will attempt to achieve “clean margins” meaning we will attempt to get as much of the mass off with as much visually healthy tissue as possible so if it is something scary like cancer, we get as much of it as possible. A biopsy is the only way to tell us if we were able to remove all of the affected cells. If you choose to have a biopsy, the results will be faxed to your full service veterinarian for review and any follow up care.
We are an outpatient facility which means the pets go home the same day. While a lot of our clients take their pets home after surgery, we always recommend you talk to your veterinarian to see if they recommend overnight monitoring be performed with them or an emergency hospital. We always encourage owners to consider a transfer for post-op care after surgery.
If so, you can return to your full service veterinarian or a 24-hour facility for continued care at your expense. We are here to get your pet through the surgery and back into the hands of your full service veterinarian.
(if deemed appropriate)
Helping Hands does not perform amputations in pets 90 pounds and over.
(a malformed inverted tail)
Exploratory / Foreign Body Removal
Growth / Mass Removal
Pricing is based on the size of the incision, which may be larger than the size of the growth.
Helping Hands does not offer mesh for hernia repairs.
Knees & Hips
(in addition to other procedure)
(35lbs or less)
(35lbs or less - in addition to other procedure)
(36lbs to 55lbs)
(36lbs to 55lbs - in addition to other procedure)
(56lbs to 89lbs)
(56lbs to 89lbs - in addition to other procedure)
(90lbs or more)
(90lbs or more - in addition to other procedure)
If your pet is in heat – Pyometra pricing will apply ($575)