Making Veterinary Surgery
Safer for Our Patients

If your pet needs surgery, you deserve to feel reassured and confident about their upcoming procedure. Our veterinarians understand that you may be unsure about placing your pet in a vulnerable situation and would be glad to meet with you to discuss all of your concerns. Our animal hospital offers an array of veterinary surgical services and advanced equipment to give our patients the highest level of care in a friendly, familiar environment.

Our veterinary surgery and pain management protocols allow our animal hospital to focus on safety and comfort through every stage of your pet's procedure. Their wellbeing is very important to our veterinary team and we want them to feel at ease every step of the way. You can expect regular communication from our pet clinic to keep you updated on your pet's condition while they're in our care.

Whether you are coming to us from Jonesville, Newberry, Gainesville, Tioga, or elsewhere across Alachua County, Florida, our veterinary hospital is here to help your pet at this phase in their pet health journey.


Anesthesia and Monitoring

Since safety is our priority, our pet hospital uses extensive anesthesia monitoring, pain management, and post-op protocols. This involves:

Before Surgery

  • Fully examining and running blood work on every pet before an anesthetic procedure to check their health and decrease potential risks.
  • Tailoring each pet's anesthesia and pain management to their age, size, breed, and health.

During Surgery

  • Close monitoring of all parameters including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, respiratory rate, carbon dioxide levels, body temperature, and EKG.
  • Attentive nursing care to keep pets warm, comfortable, and pain-free.

After Surgery

  • Post-op laser therapy to further reduce swelling and pain after pet surgery and increase the healing process.
  • One-on-one monitoring immediately following surgery to make sure pets are waking up safely from anesthesia.
  • Providing clients with detailed instructions to help their pets recover fully at home.
  • Follow-up calls to monitor patient recovery at home.

Veterinary Surgical Services

Our veterinarians can perform many surgeries to treat existing conditions or prevent future ones. These include:

  • Routine Spays and Neuters
  • Growth Removals
  • Intestinal Surgeries
  • Bladder Surgeries
  • Foreign Body Removals

Additionally, our animal hospital works with a board-certified veterinary surgeon who visits our animal clinic when needed to perform advanced veterinary surgical procedures including:

  • Cruciate Ligament Repair and Orthopedics
  • Specialized Ear Surgeries
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Procedures
  • ...and more

If You Have Questions or Concerns

Veterinary surgery can seem like a daunting subject, but our pet hospital wants to ensure you and your pet feel at ease every step of the way. Please reach out to our veterinarians if you have questions or concerns about your pet's surgery. Whether they're currently recovering or are due to have surgery in a few days, your peace of mind is important to us. Call our animal clinic at (352) 331-7050 to speak with one of our veterinary team members or arrange a visit with your veterinarian. Our veterinary hospital has provided surgery for our pet patients from all across Alachua County, Florida, including the cities of Newberry, Gainesville, Jonesville, and Tioga and we look forward to helping you and making the surgery process easier for you and your pet.

I could not love a place of business any more than I do Jonesville Animal Hospital. Both veterinarians are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and loving towards the animals. The staff has some of the friendliest people I've met, and their professionalism is top-notch. The facility is large, clean, and modern, and the extended hours are fantastic for working professionals. Thank you for being so great to our dog, Charlie!

- Amy

Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman are awesome! When one of my dogs was afraid of going to the vet, they worked with me to make her visits as stress-free as possible. They go out of their way to make every visit great and the facility is clean and inviting. They know me by name when I come to buy dog food and always offer to bring it to the car for me if I have my two young daughters with me.

- Christopher

I have had the privilege of having Dr. Lerman taking care of our animals for over 20 years.  The compassion, knowledge and attention to detail displayed in the variety of situations we have experienced is truly amazing and appreciated. It is so evident that everyone associated with Jonesville Animal Hospital has a true love of providing quality care for animals.

- Bob

The staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital is always exceptional! Our beloved Border Collie, Mysti, was a patient there for 10 years, and we always felt as if they loved her as much as we did. Even after her passing they sent our family the most heart felt, loving message to console us. We think the world of the entire team! Now our new puppy, Boo, will enjoy their loving care too.

- Gina

The Doctors and Staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are top-notch. They stayed late, performed emergency surgeries after "normal" business hours, and made sure to call and update me of their status even though it was 9PM at night. I feel like they treat each pet as if it were their own, and always have the best interest of the pet in mind.

- Heather

Jonesville Animal Hospital is simply the best! Our dogs have been patients at Jonesville Animal Hospital ever since it was first opened by Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman. They have cared for our whippet and our two greyhounds. The expert care, knowledge, and compassion shown to us by Drs. Vliet and Lerman and their entire team is outstanding. It is obvious that they love our dogs. 

- Rita

I have entrusted the care of my three dogs to Drs. Vliet and Lerman for about 10 years and am so pleased with their practice.  I like that I've never had to deal with a waiting room full of animals; they check every patient in quickly and get them into exam rooms to avoid any "doggy personality differences!" Their support staff always make my dogs feel welcomed, non-threatened and their favorite patients of all time! 

- Sherri

The wonderful care provided to our three cats, at Jonesville Animal Hospital, makes me wish that they were my health care providers! Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman have given our cats exceptional care at every visit. They've helped us navigate behavior issues and patiently saw us to a resolution. These fine vets have put together an incredible staff, all of whom adore animals! I cannot say enough about JAH, and highly recommend them!

- Shirley

I recently moved to the Gainesville area, and I was thrilled to discover Jonesville Animal Hospital. My 10-year-old Lab suffers from a few health problems and I wanted to find a top-notch local vet for her. Jonesville Animal Hospital has more than exceeded my expectations. This is by far the best service I've ever received from a veterinary hospital.

- Amy