Mon—Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sun: Closed
12950 E Michigan Ave Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 965-1010
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Trusted Veterinary Surgery Methods Accredited by AAHA

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As the only AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital in Calhoun County, Michigan, you can rely on our expert veterinarians and highly trained staff to deliver the highest standard of veterinary surgery and care to your pet. We not only meet, but also exceed superior veterinary surgical protocols (including, but not limited to, sterilization, relentless anesthesia monitoring, hypothermia prevention tactics, and aggressive pain management) aimed at keeping your pet safe, healthy, and comfortable. Our pain management procedure utilizes injectables before surgery as well as oral prescription pain meds during recovery for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Further surgical standards are described in our veterinary surgery brochure.

Advanced Anesthetic Safety

  • Bionet Vet Next anesthesia monitor—Continuously monitors your pet’s body temperature, blood pressure, EKG, respiration, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation.
  • Circulating warm water blanket and “Cloud 9” warm air blanket—Prevents hypothermia, a major side effect of anesthesia that puts pets at risk for complications, discomfort, and slow recovery.
  • Discounted pre-anesthetic blood work—Prior to surgery, we recommend that every pet undergo pre-anesthetic blood work. Although this is optional for younger animals, it is required in senior pets (those over the age of seven). This allows us to search for abnormalities that may not agree with anesthesia or, in some cases, alters the anesthetic protocol. In such an event, surgery may be postponed or canceled, as the risk of anesthesia may be too high.
  • Licensed veterinary technician—Constantly monitors your pet for appropriate levels of anesthesia and any early indications of complications.

Veterinary Surgery: What to Expect

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By midnight the night before surgery, you will need to remove all food and water unless your pet has a preexisting condition such as diabetes, in which case you should consult with your assigned veterinarian. Please bring your pet to our animal hospital at your admissions appointment (generally between 8 and 9 a.m.) on the morning of your pet’s scheduled surgery. You will need to allow approximately 15 minutes for a surgical briefing as well as a review of Presurgical Bloodwork Consent Form. We do hospitalize both stable and critical care patients during business hours, but some critical care patients may be recommended for transfer to a 24-hour facility designed for overnight stays.

Common Veterinary Surgeries Performed at Log Cabin Animal Hospital

  • Spay and neuter
  • Front declaw
  • Tumor/mass removal
  • Dental extraction
  • Laceration repair
  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Bladder stone removals
  • Foreign body removals
  • C-section
  • Orthopedic surgery (such as knee restoration, including patella and cruciate/MRIT surgery)
  • Eye surgery, including cherry eye and entropion operations, as well as enucleation (eye removal)
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"Always treat their patients with care and put the parents at ease and get right to the problem. We strayed once and it was a big mistake. So glad we came back."
"I really appreciated that you could get Stripes in for ANOTHER appointment so quickly---even during the evening! The staff at Log Cabin are ALL kind and genuinely interested in my pets. Dr. Vincent is WONDERFUL! She always takes time to truly listen to my concerns, answer my questions and she and explains things in an easy-to-understand manner. Thank you for taking such good care of our cats :) "
"I was informed about the procedure and follow up. Received a call the next day to checking on how she was doing. Ruby had good care. Everyone is friendly and caring."
"We have always been very happy with this office and appreciate the level of concern that has been shown for Duke who has developed special needs. Knowing that your staff demonstrates the same level of commitment to his care and well being as we do is extremely gratifying."
"It pleases me greatly the way everyone explains things. My questions & concerns seem to matter."
"I appreciate the thoroughness of the staff and their concern for their patients. There is a very personal feel with this clinic and I would recommend them to anyone."
"Both our Stanlie and Buddy received extremely great care from all the staff at Log Cabin. Showed that they cared about not only the pets, but also the owners of the pets. Thank you for loving our pets as much as we do!"
"Staff was wonderful as usual. We always feel comfortable and confident with boarding at Log Cabin which makes our vacations all the more relaxing."
"We were very happy with our visit. We saw a new Doctor, she was extremely competent. We were seen at our appointed time. Very happy with the service. "
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"Very friendly and professional, as always! Love this vet!!! "
"I am very appreciative of both Dr. Vincent for always taking wonderful care of Minnie and Dakota. I am also VERY appreciative of the wonderful staff for making Minnie's regular visits as comfortable for her as possible! You are all great! "
"Cassandra was extremely caring, kind, and thorough in the care of Jessie. Although I do not remember the Doctor's name she was very knowledgeable and caring. It is apparent why the office was so busy. "
"Very good visit . . . perhaps the best ever for our temperamental dog. "
"Everyone was extremely friendly, caring and answered all my questions without making me feel like I was wasting their time. They were also very gentle with my pet and explained everything. "
"You took great care in stitching up Baxter's ear after his run-in with the raccoon. "
"I was very pleased with the service that I received. All the staff was very friendly and did their very best to help our family. Jasper and his family cant thank Log Cabin Animal Hospital enough. "
"The Log Cabin Animal Hospital always takes great care of my Scoobie Dew! They are friendly and courteous and they take the time to explain everything so that I can understand what is going on with my senior dog. They understand that Scoobie Dew is not just a dog, he is a 4-legged, furry family member."
"I was very pleased on how well, Cesar was taken care of , during my visit. I was made well informed of his condition and how help him get better. thank you very much. "
"The entire staff was very careful of my old rickety cat :) and I have all the confidence in the world in them "
"Its very comforable going there, every one is so kind and love the animals, I trust my dog with them. "
"The Dr.'s and staff are great!!! We would recommend them to anyone. "
"Log Cabin provided excellent service for our dog Coco "
"You treat me and my dogs in an excellent way. "
"I really appreciated that you could get Stripes in for ANOTHER appointment so quickly---even during the evening! The staff at Log Cabin are ALL kind and genuinely interested in my pets. Dr. Vincent is WONDERFUL! She always takes time to truly listen to my concerns, answer my questions and she and explains things in an easy-to-understand manner. Thank you for taking such good care of our cats :) "
"Compassionate care to allay Mitzi's apprehension. Very professional and addressed all of my questions & concerns. I never felt rushed. "