Surgical Services for Pets
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Meadow Vista clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet during each surgical procedure using electronic patient monitoring equipment. In addition, pain management will be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to aid in the treatment of diseases and conditions, as well as to repair trauma-related injuries.
Our Meadow Vista vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- 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, we also offer the services of a board-certified vet orthopedic surgeon.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- 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 certain instances, specialized skills or equipment are required to perform surgery on an animal. If this is the case, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Meadow Vista and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
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.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in Meadow Vista and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. To determine whether your pet is at risk for anesthesia-related complications, we will confirm the details of the procedure, conduct a physical examination, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian.
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 wears 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 before every surgery.