Michigan City Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.

Surgery Guidelines

If your pet is to be anesthetized, rest assured that advances in anesthesia and surgery have made routine procedures relatively safe. Nevertheless, occasional problems can arise due to pre-existing conditions not evident during routine pre-anesthetic examinations. To avoid these problems, we require all pets be screened prior to anesthesia by means of the following laboratory tests.


ALT (liver), ALKP (gall bladder/liver), BUN (kidney), CREA (kidney), GLU (diabetes, infection), TP (intestine, liver function), Red Cell Count (anemia), White Cell Count (Infection, disease), Platelet Count and Clotting Time (clotting ability).


We also recommend addition of Complete Chemistry, Blood Count, Electrolytes and Urinalysis tests for Cats and Dogs over 8 years of age. All patients are recommended to have an ECG to monitor heart function.

Pain Medication

At Michigan City Animal Hospital it is standard procedure to provide all patients with as comfortable surgery as possible. We feel it is necessary to give a pain injection at the time of surgery and dispense medication to go home with each patient. We try to keep the cost to a minimum.

This pre-anesthetic screen is not a guarantee against problems, but it will help us deal with a problem should it arise.

Laser Surgery

We offer Laser Surgery (CO2 / carbon dioxide laser) to provide the best quality care for your pets. With laser surgery pets can experience less pain, less swelling and bleeding, and will heal more quickly, returning to normal activities much sooner. Unlike traditional scalpel surgery, laser surgery allows for a smaller incision. The laser that “cuts” the tissue is entirely sterile and seals blood vessels and nerve endings as the incision is being made.

Laparoscopic Surgery

In addition, we offer laparoscopic surgery, a technique known as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). The benefits of this procedure include greatly reducing surgical pain and speeding recovery time. This is due to decreasing the size of the incision to approximately 1/2 in., which allows for less cutting of muscle and other tissue.

Additional Resources

Our doctors also have a cardiologist with whom they can consultant for problem cases.

Referral and specialist contacts throughout the US.

Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. Michigan City Animal Hospital’s experienced veterinary anesthesiologists provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort.

Our veterinary team will walk you through the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.

Surgeries Offered

Abscess Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

Surgery to drain pus and infection out of an abscess (pocket of pus)

Anal Gland Removal

Caesarian Sections


Cherry Eye Surgery


Dewclaw Removal

Dewclaw/Tail Docks

Ear Crops

Ear Hematoma Surgery

Elongated Soft Palate



Exploratory – Enterotomy, Gastrotomy, Bowel Resection

Femoral Header Osteotomy

Fine Needle Aspirate / Biopsies

Fracture Repair


Grid Keratotomy

Hernia Repair

Laceration Repair

Laparoscopic Surgery

Lateral Suture

Limb/Tail Amputation



Mast Cell Injection


Perineal Urethrostomy



Stenotic Nares


Transtrachael Wash


Wound Debridement

Pet Surgery in Michigan City, IN

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at 219-872-4191 to schedule a consultation with your Michigan City Animal Hospital veterinarian.