Cat & Dog Surgery in Westfield & Carmel, IN

At our Carmel animal hospital, Dr. Clayton uses a CO2 laser to perform all of our soft tissue surgeries. Our CO2 surgical laser enables Dr. Clayton to make incisions without a traditional scalpel. The biggest benefits of this method include increased postoperative comfort and greatly decreased bleeding during cat or dog surgery. Patients wake up with wounds that have the nerve endings cauterized, and so feel less pain and are more comfortable. Call us at (317) 218-3142 to schedule a consultation!

Not Your Average Surgery: Watch Us as We Work

Beyond the laser pet surgery capabilities, another element that sets Clayton Family Veterinary Care apart is our interactive surgical procedures. Client education is a really big deal to us—so much so that we built it into our practice design. Instead of performing surgeries behind closed doors, we bring it to the fore.

Our veterinarian performs surgeries in a room with a large pane of glass facing out into the lobby. Additionally, Dr. Clayton will walk you through the entire procedure through an intercom system. This level of transparency with the client is something we believe allows for a deeper understanding of your pet, and subsequently, a deeper bond.

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All the Modern Transparency; No Compromise on Traditional Safety

Every surgery is still performed to the highest standards—not one bit of exceptional care is compromised. We never let our passion for client education interfere with your pet’s safety. Their health and wellbeing are our number one focus. Pet surgery typically requires general anesthesia, so just as with our dental procedures, we perform a pre-anesthetic exam and recommend blood work, too.

During the procedure your pet is monitored throughout and given an IV catheter for fluid therapy. A dedicated member of our team will be in charge of monitoring their blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate and body temperature to ensure their utmost safety and comfort.

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Soft Tissue Surgeries and Referral Services

Our cat & dog surgery capabilities extend to all manner of soft tissue surgery. We perform procedures including:

  • Removal of skin tags
  • Tumor removal
  • Spay and neuter
  • Bladder and kidney stone removal
  • Eye surgeries
  • And much more!

For orthopedic or other complex surgeries, we refer our clients to board-certified specialists with whom we work closely, and who we trust will provide exceptional services and care. Call us at (317) 218-3142 to learn more.


I was so happy to see Dr Ross Clayton again. He is just the best vet ever. This new practice is wonderful. He always knows what I am going to ask and explains things so well."

-Catherine L.

The Clayton's are a family that truly care about your pet as if they were their own. I highly recommend you check them out"

-Leanne O.

Dr. Ross Clayton is the most caring, knowledgeable vet we could have asked for! He has taken amazing care of our dogs since 2003!"

-Jennifer M.

Dr. Clayton has been caring for my family's dogs for many years with exceptional knowledge, care and compassion. He's shown time and again his willingness to explore the best options for keeping our loved ones healthy and vital."

Katrine C.

We love Dr. Clayton! We’ve been through a lot together! Our family has had as many as 3 labs at once. We’ve had them as puppies and seniors. We lost our oldest recently and Dr. Clayton helped us through it. He’s caring and knowledgeable. We HIGHLY recommend him!"

-Martha F.

The precise genuine care for our pets and our family as a whole sets Dr. Ross Clayton and his wife Dr. Anne Clayton apart. We appreciate their attention to detail and prompt assistance. We have had the gentle care from this family for many many years. They have shared our enthusiasm as we brought home new puppies and through the end of the life of our beloved seniors. We can’t wait for the grand opening! Best wishes Clayton Family Veterinary Care!"

-Kristy P.