Comprehensive Pet Surgery

Our pets often rely on surgical procedures to raise their quality of life through correction or prevention of certain problems. We perform surgeries in conjunction with Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Between our experienced team and the vets at Metro, we’re able to take care of just about any pet surgery, whether soft tissue or orthopedic.

Dog wearing a cone: Pet Surgery in Norton

“I can’t give Dr. Messner, and the employees who work here, enough praise! Having had a terrible experience with a different vet clinic, my faith in veterinarians had diminished. That was until I came upon Creekside and its wonderful staff. My faith has been restored, and I know my fur babies are receiving the absolute best care when we visit Dr. Messner. She is the best veterinarian, and Creekside is hands-down the best animal clinic around!”

- Kelly Y.

“Will never take our animals anywhere else. Great doctors and staff. I know that when I walk through those doors that my pets are in the most capable and very caring hands. Special thanks to Dr. Cummings. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion and excellent care you always provide to our babies.”

- Sue S.

“I always feel like my Mastiffs and French Bulldogs are in the best hands when Dr. Messner and her crew take care of them!”

- Tina C.

“All our foster dogs have gone to Creekside. The entire staff is friendly and answer all my questions. I would highly recommend Creekside to anyone looking for a place to take their pets.”

- Julie S.

“I can not thank you all enough (especially Carol) for the kindness while having to put down my cat Walter. It wasn't easy for me but your kindness and true compassion made it easier. What a blessing you are to the animal world.”

- Heidi P.

“Very pleased with everyone here, we are newer clients and our dog had what we thought was an injured shoulder on a Saturday, they quickly got us an appointment and were very understanding when she turned out to be fine, just a drama queen. Sorry she's a big faker but I appreciated having my mind eased after numerous cries from her that morning.”

- Jill R.

“The staff and doctor treat you like family. They always take the time to listen to your concerns. They are very caring and know you and your pet by name.”

- Jennifer G.

“This wonderful vet took my baby in right away when his foot was gushing blood and i was a mess! They fixed him up with a smile. This will be our permanent vet from now on. They are very calm and very sweet here! So impressed with Creekside! Not too mention the staff are very nice and the building is very clean! So impressed with everything here!”

- Lizzie H.

Kitten in a pocket: Pet Surgery in Norton

Safety Precautions for Every Procedure

Your pet’s health and well-being are just as important to us as they are to you. That’s why we take every precaution necessary to ensure their safety and comfort throughout the procedure. These safety measures include:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work to check for any underlying conditions that could affect anesthesia
  • IV catheter providing fluids to hydrate your pet and stabilize blood pressure
  • Patient warming with heated blankets to control body temperature
  • Extensive monitoring by high-end equipment that tracks body temperature, heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiration rate, and more
  • A dedicated technician who stays with your pet, monitoring them from the very start of anesthesia until the moment they’re released
  • Pain medication before, during, and after surgery to minimize their discomfort

Common Surgeries We Perform

We perform a range of routine and complex surgeries including:

Soft Tissue

  • Spay and neuter
  • Mass/tumor removal
  • Dental extractions
  • Wound care
  • Cystotomies (bladder surgery)
  • Eye/eyelid surgery
  • Stomach tacks
  • Brachycephalic nares corrections (for flat-faced breeds)
  • Peroneal urethrostomies
  • Foreign body removals
  • Biopsies


  • Patellar luxation
  • Cranial cruciate ligament repairs
  • Fracture repairs

Post-Operative Care

After any pet surgery, we’ll provide detailed instructions for their home care. Your pet will also go home with pain medications, and we may suggest laser therapy as a form of complementary pain management, too. Decreased activity for a number of days after surgery also reduces the likelihood of reinjury or tearing of the sutures. If you have any questions following their surgery, please don’t hesitate to call us at (330) 825-9556.


Creekside Animal Clinic

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