Pet Surgery


The thought of surgery for our furry family members can make anyone a bit nervous. Anesthesia is never completely without risk, however, at Ark we work very hard to make the experience as safe and pain free as possible.

We do this by doing a thorough physical examination (looking for any signs that may indicate that anesthesia could be dangerous for your pet), running pre-anesthetic blood work, and giving pain control injections.

Surgeries We Perform

  • Spay & Neuter
  • Dental Cleaning & Extractions
  • Gastropexy
  • Cystomies
  • Expoloratory
  • Amputation
  • Mass Removals

Specialty Surgeries We Perform


  • TPLO
  • Fracture Repair
  • Bone Plating
  • FHO
  • JPS
  • Penn Hip Radiographs

BOAS Treatment

  • Shortening of the Palate and Stenotic Nares

Advanced Soft Tissue Procedures

  • Cholestectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • GI / Abdominal Exploratory
  • Liver and Kidney Biopsies
  • Anal Sacculectomy

Surgery Safety Care

We have complete monitoring systems that monitor body functions during your pet’s procedure including EKG, blood pressure, respiration rate, oxygen saturation and core body temperature. A surgical assistant is with your pet from the time of induction of anesthesia until they are out of surgery and recovering in the treatment area. All our patients receive an IV catheter for rapid venous access in the case of an emergency.

Keeping Your Pet Comfortable

All patients receive pre, intra and post operative pain control injections, with many procedures having pain medication to go home as well. Our doctors and surgical staff pay special attention to our surgical patients’ needs and keep them warm and comfortable from check in to check out. Recovering pets rest comfortably in our treatment area being watched closely for the rest of the day until released back to your care.

Our Trusted Surgeons

Dr. Lewis is a very competent general practitioner who has spent over 20 years perfecting the art of veterinary surgery. While not a boarded surgeon, she spent two years at a veterinary referral surgery center working with boarded surgeons as an intern and resident, gaining extensive post graduate training. She is able to perform all surgeries listed above, and typically performs all of our specialty surgeries.

Dr. Clark found his true passion in the field of veterinary medicine after 10 years as an environmental scientist. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University and has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Guy received her undergraduate degree in environmental chemistry from University California San Diego. She worked as a veterinary technician then transitioned over to molecular biology and research chemistry. She then came back to veterinary medicine graduating with a dual degree from Utah State University and Washington State University. She enjoys behavior, radiology/diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, orthopedics, and surgery.

Surgery Timelines

Timelines vary based on hospital capacity, surgeries currently on the schedule, peak season status, and each individual pet. However, a general timeline may look like:

Consultations scheduled within 7 days
Surgery scheduled within two weeks.
Emergency surgeries within 24-48 hours.

Pet Surgery in Philomath, OR

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at 541-929-5061 to schedule a consultation with your Ark Animal Hospital veterinarian.