Knapp Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

596 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214


General Surgery Information

We offer the following surgical services & more:

  • Dog & Cat Neuter (Spay/Castration)
  • Dental Cleaning, Radiographs, & Teeth Extraction
  • Mass/Lump Removal
  • Declaw (front feet only)
  • Laceration/Wound Repair
  • Aural Hematoma Repair
  • Urethra/Bladder blockage (due to stones/crystals)
  • Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal)
  • Amputation (such as leg, tail, or toe)
  • Enucleation (Eye Removal)
  • Abdominal Exploratory & Foreign Body Removal
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Tail Docking & Dewclaw Removal (puppies 3-5 days old)

Neutering (Castration/Spay)

  • We can neuter your pet at approximately 6 months of age. At that time we are able to remove any retained baby teeth as well.
  • Advantages of Neutering:
    • Decreases the chance of breast tumors, cystic ovaries, and uterine infections in females, as well as prostatic disease in males.
    • Decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood.
    • Helps to prevent spraying and marking.
    • Reduces the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
  • Please note: There is no advantage for your pet to give birth prior to being spayed.


  • We will declaw the front feet of indoor only cats.
  • We use a laser to perform our declaw surgeries which reduces pain as well as bleeding. Read more about our surgical laser below.
  • If you're unsure if you should declaw your cat please call our office or read this article from Veterinary Partner for more information.

Tail Docking & Dewclaw Removal

  • We will perform these procedures on puppies that are 3-5 days old.

Surgical Laser

  • We use a surgical laser for some procedures such as cat declawing, some mass/lump removals, and aural hematoma repair.
  • Benefits of the Surgical Laser include:
    • Less Pain -- The laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue so your pet will feel less post-operative pain.
    • Less Bleeding -- The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows your veterinarian to perform surgery with great precision. This also speeds some procedures because it reduces the need for, or length of, anesthesia.
    • Less Swelling -- Laser energy does not crush, tear, or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue.
    • Reduced Risk of Infection -- The laser sterilizes as it removes tissue which kills bacteria that could cause infection.

Pain Management

  • Our Patients are given pain medication before, during, and after any procedure as needed. If your pet needs medication for more than just the day of surgery we will prepare it for you, along with instructions.

Please do NOT give any human medications (over the counter or prescription) to your pets unless directed by a veterinarian. These medications are metabolized differently between humans, dogs, cats, etc. While one medication is safe for us, it may cause damage to (or even kill) your pet. Even when the same medication is appropriate, the dose can vary greatly between species.

Hours of Operation

Monday:    7am - 7pm
Tuesday:   7am - 7pm
Wednesday: 7am - 7pm
Thursday:  7am - 7pm
Friday:    7am - 7pm
Saturday:  7am - 4pm 
Sunday:    Closed

Appointments begin at 8 am

Phone: 614-267-3124
Fax: 614-267-0049

596 Oakland Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214