At Compass Veterinary Clinic, we approach surgery with compassion and strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable, stress free, and safe as possible. Our veterinarians are skilled at performing a variety of surgical procedures. Some complex surgeries or orthopedic repairs are referred to outstanding specialists in our area.

Our veterinarians perform a thorough pre-surgical exam on every patient, which is included in the procedure price.

We use the same anesthetic gas used in human medicine, Isoflurane, with high quality primary and backup delivery equipment. Every anesthetic protocol is tailored to your pet, both before and during the procedure. Every patient undergoing anesthesia is monitored by our BioVet System, which monitors their heart rate, heart rhythm, body temperature, respiration, and oxygenation level throughout the procedure. However, we never rely on just the machine. Each patient is also constantly monitored by a licensed veterinary technician, who’s trained to manually check the heart rate, look at the color of the gums, and constantly visually assess the patient and their vital signs.

Health and safety for your pet

Every surgical instrument is thoroughly sterilized in our state-of-the-art Midmark M11 "Ultra-Clave" Automatic Sterilizer. With the emergence of many aggressive, infectious organisms, we want to reduce any possible risk to patients. Your pet's surgeon will also be sterilely scrubbed, gloved, masked, and gowned. We never compromise on patient health and safety to cut down on costs. We also provide appropriate pain management during and after all procedures.

Pre-anesthetic blood work is highly recommended, but is generally not required. In some cases with higher risk patients, we may require pre-anesthetic blood work to be run before a surgical procedure can be performed on your pet. This is for the health and safety of your pet, and will only be done with your consent. Your pet must be current on their rabies vaccination and must be flea free before any surgical procedure.


From planned spay and neuter procedures to emergency life-saving surgery, we incorporate Fear Free practices into everything that we do. When you bring your pet in for surgery at our Lake Oswego clinic, you’ll see just how dedicated we are to your pet’s safety and comfort.


Compass Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer surgery services for animals and owners in Lake Oswego, Oak Grove, Metzger, Shadowood, Portland, Milwaukie, Durham, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Norwood, Stafford, West Linn, Beaverton and the surrounding areas.

Compass Veterinary Clinic provides full service veterinary care to cats and dogs as well as exotic pets and animals in a friendly atmosphere in Lake Oswego and the surrounding areas.

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Phone: (503) 850-2444

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