OUR HOURS M-Th - 7:30 - 7:30 | F - 7:30 - 5:30 | Sa - 8:00 - 12:30 | Su - Closed
Excellence in Veterinary Surgical Care & Service
Ballston Animal Hospital is proud to offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. Some surgical procedures that we commonly perform include, but are not limited to, spay and neuter, growth removal, oral surgery, cherry eye correction, entropion (eyelid surgery), splenectomy, abdominal exploratory surgery, and amputation.
Surgical services and facilities include:
Fully trained veterinary and technical staff, ensuring the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures
Comprehensive blood testing, both diagnostic and monitoring
Advanced sterilization techniques
Oxygen saturation and blood pressure monitors
A dedicated and fully trained surgical technician continuously monitors patients during anesthesia.
Prior to surgery, typical instructions are as follows:
No food after 10 p.m. the night before surgery (water is OK)
Arrive at the hospital between 7:15 and 8:30 a.m. the morning of surgery
Pre-surgical blood work is required for all patients at least several days prior to anesthesia
Accurate contact information is obtained so that we may keep you informed of your pet’s progress
At admission, we will discuss with you any questions you may have about your pet’s procedure (risks, possible complications, recovery)
The day of surgery, please note that:
Your pet will be assigned a technician who can update you—feel free to call for a status report
Your veterinarian will call you with a full report after the surgery
Always follow your pet’s discharge instructions
Monitor the incision for swelling and redness
Take note of your pet’s appetite and water intake
Maintain bandages and administer medications as instructed
"Ballston Animal Hospital is hands down the best experience I've ever had with any vet clinic. Dr. Snow and Dr. Collins are so thorough with my aging cat's needs and I appreciate their mindfulness about cost as well. All the staff from the receptionist area to the vet techs to the vets treat my little girl with the utmost respect and consideration. I'm lucky to have such a great team so close to us!"
"Fantastic place - they don't hassle you to buy things you don't need and help you to care for your pet with kindness and a great depth of knowledge. We see Dr. Scher for our dog who has allergies and have only had good experiences here. It's easy to schedule an appointment and get refills. Dr. Scher also keeps up with new developments in veterinary care and the office is always quick to email receipts and vaccination records."
" They fit me in short-notice, held the appointment on time, moved thru the appointment quickly, and I was completely satisfied! My dog was happy while there, and all of the staff were very friendly. Great service!"
Brought in our new puppy and the Vet spent a full hour with us. Covered every topic imaginable. The staff is great and very kind to all the pets that walk thru their door.
Ballston Animal Hospital has been my family's vet for years, and they continue to take great care of all of our pets. Recently, my kitty hurt herself and Dr. Tripp took excellent care of her, and even checked in to see how she was doing later in the evening. Prices are completely fair and reasonable. Highly recommended!