Cat & Dog Veterinary Surgery
At our animal hospital in Stockton, we offer numerous surgical procedures, using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to continuously monitor your pet. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, our priorities shift to pain management and post-operative monitoring. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care from your vet.
What to Expect from Pet Surgery
You will always be kept fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended. We will also review any post-operative care your pet will require at home. You can count on us to practice stringent surgical protocols at our animal hospital.
Our vets at Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
At our Stockton veterinary hospital, we routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for cardiothoracic, skin, gastrointestinal, hepatic, oncological, and urogenital disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This procedure also typically affords them an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
Typically, C-sections are performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- 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.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Stockton and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Stockton.
- 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.
The Surgery Process
We understand that you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that surgery is only recommended when it is in your furry companion's best interests.
We will confirm that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended, and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Stockton, 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 brief you on the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and confirm that the vet has completed and reviewed blood tests to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite. To prevent cross-contamination and infection, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. At all times when they are in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable caps and masks. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped before each surgery.