Surgical Care

Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery

Our veterinarians perform a wide variety of surgical procedures here at Brookdale Animal Hospital.  We also work closely with board certified surgeons that perform more complicated soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries right here in our hospital so you don't have to drive far.  

We perform preanesthetic blood screening on all patients prior to surgery to help detect any problems that could affect your pet's surgery or recovery.  Patients will have an intravenous (IV) catheter placed and receive fluid therapy throughout their procedure.  This helps maintain your pet's blood pressure and improves blood flow to your pet's vital organs, replaces any fluid loss, improves your pet's recovery time and is vital in administering emergency medications if needed.   Pain reduction also plays a vital role in your pet's recovery time and why we require pain management for all surgeries.  We perform regional, local and dental anesthetic blocks, use anti-inflammatories and analgesics as deemed necessary to make your pet more comfortable.  

You can also feel comfortable that your pet will be closely monitored while under anesthesia by a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT).  Our CVT's have completed either a 2 or 4-year program in veterinary technology, passed the national exam and have completed additional training here at Brookdale Animal Hospital.

Though we can not guarantee the surgical outcome of any case, we can guarantee that we will take care of your pet as if they were our own. 

If you ever have questions or concerns regarding an upcoming anesthetic or surgerical procedure please give us a call as we will be happy to speak with you.


Surgical 'drop-off'' appointments are scheduled from 8am -9am the morning of your pet's surgery or from 4-5pm the night before the surgery.  If you can not arrange to 'drop off' your pet during these time frames please give us a call and we can try to accommodate you.  Surgical 'drop off' appointments take around 10-20 minutes depending on your pets surgery, so please plan accordingly.  At the time of your scheduled appointment, your veterinarian will confirm the surgical procedure requested and address any questions that you may have before proceeding.   

Please do not feed your pet after 10pm the evening before your pet's surgery, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian.  Access to fresh water should be allowed at all times.    

In the event, you need to reschedule your pet's surgery we request a 24-hour cancellation notice. 

For the safety of all of our patients, we require that all routine surgeries (spay, neuter, declaw, comprehensive dental cleanings) are current on their annual physical exam, vaccinations and heartworm testing (dogs only).  We highly recommend updating your pet's exam and vaccinations prior to their scheduled surgery to avoid any additional complications that can occur with vaccination, which could affect your pet's recovery.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am

6:00 pm


8:00 am

6:00 pm


8:00 am

6:00 pm


8:00 am

6:00 pm


8:00 am

6:00 pm


8:00 am






Find us on the map


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Great people who really really love your fur babies! Recommend them highly.
    Dr. Renee is AWESOME!"
    Sherri H. Brooklyn Park, MN

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Lost Pets

    Has your pet wriggled their way through the fence or dashed out the front door? When searching for your lost pet, make sure you include these steps in your hunt. ...

    Read More
  • Should You Leave Your Cat Alone for a Long Weekend?

    So you have a trip planned for the weekend, but what should you do with your cat? Learn how to best care for your cat while you're away. ...

    Read More
  • Flea and Tick Season

    Want to protect your pet from fleas and ticks? These tips can help. ...

    Read More
  • Summer Grooming Tips

    Want to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer? A few changes to your normal grooming routine can help. ...

    Read More
  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up