We routinely perform surgical procedures on cats & dogs ranging from basic surgeries (spays & neuters) to more advanced surgeries to remove masses, retrieve foreign bodies from the stomach or intestine, treat bladder stones, and more. Regardless of the type of procedure, we take steps to ensure a gentle and speedy recovery of your pet. We utilize a spacious and modern surgical suite, and a carefully designed treatment and recovery area.

We take a variety of steps to provide your pet with a safe and comfortable experience. First, we conduct a pre-surgical blood test to determine if there are any organ abnormalities that could impact how your pet will react to anesthesia or the surgical procedure itself. Based on results, we may change strategies based on the results of that pre-surgery blood test.

Next we give our pet patients pain relief medication even before the procedure starts. Many studies conclusively show that providing pain relief in advance reduces the amount of pain that patient feels after the surgery. By using a combination of narcotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthesia, Class IV Laser Therapy, and Acupuncture, our veterinarians are able to help your pet recover from surgery with as little pain as possible.

During surgery, the veterinary surgeon is assisted by a certified veterinary technician, who will monitor your pet’s heart rate, temperature, respiration, blood pressure, oxygen levels, CO2 output, and the depth of anesthesia throughout the procedure.

After surgery, your pet wil be placed in a comfortable, warm recovery area, where our veterinary staff will monitor your pet and its recovery. Once completed, your doctor or veterinary technician will call you with an update.

Spays & Neuters

Animal overpopulation continues to be a huge problem in the United States and abroad, and spays & neuters are the answer. We offer ovariohysterectomies (spays) and castrations (neuters). We also offer a pet-population-control discount to encourage our clients to have their pets spayed or neutered. We use anesthesia and other preventive pain management strategies, and carefully oversee your pets before, during, and after their spay or neuter.

Contact Us

Mile High Animal Hospital of Aurora


22310 E Arapahoe Rd Aurora, CO 80016

Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED