Leon Springs Animal Hospital

"In the heart of Leon Springs"



24125 Boerne Stage Road

San Antonio, TX 78255


210.698.1800

fax 210.698.1767




Surgery and Dentistry

Surgery

We have a fully equipped surgery suite in our hospital. Our doctors perform routine surgeries such as ovariohysterectomies (spays) and castrations (neuters) to more complicated surgeries such as exploratory surgeries to look for foreign bodies in the intestines. Our doctors also perform biopsies of internal organs, remove tumors, and more. All of our patients are monitored while under anesthesia. We use a safe gas anesthetic for patients while in surgery. All of our surgical patients receive intravenous catheters. Pain medication is also given before and after the patient awakens to help relieve any discomfort. The patients stay with us throughout the day, and are monitored after they are awake as well. Most of our surgical patients go home the same day, and a nurse will go over any discharge instructions and medications at the time of pick up. We provide the best care for our surgical patients from the time they are dropped off to the time you come pick them up!

Dentistry


Leon Springs Animal Hospital offers dental care including teeth cleaning, flouride treatments, tooth extractions, and oral surgery. We have a line of dental care products including  Royal Canin Dental Diet, toothbrushes, toothpaste, oral rinses, and dental chews. Taking care of  your pets' teeth is as important as getting their vaccinations and doctor consultations. Over time, animals can develop tartar on their teeth as a result of soft plaque hardening; causing gingivitis, where the gums become red and irritated. If this condition becomes severe it can cause your pet pain when eating, and could lead to weight loss and even organ diseases. 
We examine your pet's teeth once or twice a year to assign a grade to them. These grades range from I to IV, from least to most severe. Once tartar begins to form, preventative cleaning should be done in the early stages. If your pet has grade III to grade IV teeth, the bacteria from the teeth may travel to internal organs and cause liver, kidney, or heart problems.