Compassionate Surgery for Pets at Rea Road


At some point in your pet's life, a surgical solution may be necessary to treat or prevent a health problem. Rea Road Animal Hospital uses equipment similar to that you would find in a surgical suite for people.

Highly experienced veterinarians perform many surgical procedures for your cat or dog, including

  • ACL/Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair: Tightrope and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
  • All cryptorchids are performed by Laparoscope
  • Anal Saculectomy
  • Angular Limb Deformities
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome, Nares, Soft Palates, Laryngeal Saccules, Tracheostomy
  • Bulla Osteotomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colopexy
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Enterotomy, Gastrotomy, Anastomosis, Splenectomy, Cystotomy, Nephrectomy,
  • Entropion, Ectropion, Grid Keratotomy, Third Eyelid Gland Prolapse, Conjunctival Flaps
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy,
  • Fracture Repair: Bone Pinning, Plating, Interlocking Nail, KE Apparatus
  • Hip Luxation Repair
  • Laparoscopic Exploraory, Liver biopsy, enterotomy, Gastropexy, Feeding Tube Placement
  • Lateral Ear Resection, Ear Hematomas, corrective surgery after ear crops
  • Limb and Tail Amputations
  • Liver Lobectomy
  • Lung Lobectomy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Osteochondrosis Surgery
  • Parotid Duct Transposition
  • Patella Luxations
  • Perineal Urethrostomy, Scrotal Urethrostomy
  • Rectal Polyps
  • Rhinoscopy, Cystoscopy
  • Salivary Mucocele
  • Subtotal Colectomy for feline megacolon
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Vulvoplasty

If your pet requires surgery, our veterinarians make sure you know everything that will happen. We take time to describe the available treatment options. Because there may be different types of procedures available, you can be sure you will have all the information you need to make a fully informed decision.

We recommend pre-operative blood tests for all pets. General anesthesia is used, which involves some risk depending upon the general condition of your pet. Every precaution is taken to minimize this risk. The safest anesthesia available is always tailored to your pet's individual needs.

Every pet is monitored by an experienced technician at all times and thermal support is used. We use the most modern technology to continually monitor your pet's:

  • Heart rate
  • Oxygen levels
  • Temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Respiration

You can be sure that everyone at Rea Road Animal Hospital goes above and beyond your expectations to ensure your pet is well taken care of when surgery is required.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer