We see dogs and cats come into our Anaheim clinic for a wide variety of surgical procedures. For each operation, we follow stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia during each surgery and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Following surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What You Can Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a specific surgical procedure is being recommended, along with any post-operative care your pet will require at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our vets in Anaheim routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This procedure also often provides them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, our vets remove kittens or puppies from their mother's uterus.
Typically, C-sections are performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
Is your pet experiencing redness, pain, or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Anaheim and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Orthopedic Surgery
If your pet has an injury or disease of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or other skeletal structures, orthopedic surgery may be recommended to correct the condition. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Anaheim.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
With this type of surgery, we can treat cranial or anterior cruciate ligament rupture in a dog's knee joint. It involves cutting the tibia (top of the shin bone), moving it forward, then stabilizing it in its new position.
Damaged parts of cartilage will need to be removed and the vet will trim remnants of the ruptured ligament. A vet will need to carefully evaluate your dog to determine whether they are a candidate for this surgery.
The Surgery Process
We understand that it can be daunting to think about having to bring your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will confirm that you fully understand why veterinary surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable choosing to move ahead, and that any questions you may have are addressed.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Anaheim, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff members wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery at our pet hospital.