The Highest Standards for Dog and Cat Surgery in Brevard County, FL

Each of our three locations in Merritt Island, Viera, and Cocoa Beach feature AAHA-accredited surgical suites and protocols. The American Animal Hospital Association has laid out detailed standards for dog and cat surgery in Brevard County, FL, ensuring that every procedure is done in a safe, sterilized environment. Their standards are followed to a T in each of our animal hospitals, so you know your pet is receiving the highest level of care.

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Pre-Surgical Assessment and Anesthesia

Pet surgery can be a scary thing in and of itself, so complications from anesthesia do not need to worry you even more! We take every precaution, as laid out by AAHA, to minimize every risk associated with anesthesia. Firstly, we perform a thorough physical exam as well as do bloodwork to check that your pet’s health has not taken any untoward turns since their last physical. Secondly, we tailor the anesthesia protocol to your pet's individual needs.

Monitoring Every Detail

On top of all our pre-surgical work, we do even more during surgery. Your pet will be fitted with an IV catheter to give them a steady flow of fluids throughout the procedure that helps keep them hydrated and their blood pressure in check. Additionally, we monitor every vital sign for the smallest change to make sure everything is going as it should. We watch your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, heart rhythm, body temperature, and respiratory rate. Nothing goes unnoticed!


"I took my sheltie Lucy for a dental And to get a cyst removed. I am a worry wart because she is over 11 years old now. And they treated her like a queen! She’s home now trying to rest wanted to eat and I am so happy that she is still with me! Thank you island Animal Hospital Viera for everything!"
- Karen B.

Our Surgical Capabilities

Our skilled veterinarians perform a range of soft tissue procedures such as:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Mass removal
  • Cystotomy
  • Minor eye surgeries
  • Laceration repairs
  • Exploratory surgery
  • And more!

If you need to know more about our pet surgery services, please let us know. We can perform many different surgeries not listed here, so if you’re unsure if we can help your pet, call and ask!