Veterinary Surgery for Cats & Dogs
At our Elk Grove clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs that adhere to stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet continuously during each surgery using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Additionally, pain management will be provided.
Following vet surgery, our primary focus is on post-operative monitoring and pain management. Additionally, your veterinarian will provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you up to date on why we recommend a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Bruceville Pet Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Our Elk Grove veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries regularly:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for pets with ear, nose, and throat disorders.
Additionally, these procedures can be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin conditions.
- Spaying & Neutering
We surgically sterilize a cat or dog when we spay or neuter them to prevent disease and give them a longer life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
When a mother is unable to give birth naturally, a C-section is usually performed.
Your pet may require ocular surgery if they are experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes.
Eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, orbital exenteration, and cherry eye surgery are all common ocular procedures for cats and dogs.
If your cat or dog requires surgery performed by a veterinary surgical specialist, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon in the Elk Grove area and will work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.
- Mass Removal
Masses associated with the skin can develop in cats and dogs. Masses can also form inside the body cavity, posing a serious or even life-threatening threat.
For both cats and dogs, mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure.
- Foreign Body
Foreign objects can be ingested or become stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet ate an object they shouldn't have or was injured in an accident, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Pet surgery may necessitate the use of specialized skills or equipment in some cases. If this is the case with your animal, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Elk Grove and will collaborate with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the best possible care.
- Pyometra Treatment
Pyometra is a rare but serious infection that can result from hormonal changes in the female reproductive tract. As progesterone levels remain elevated after heat, an ideal environment for bacteria begins to form within cysts lining her uterus due to thickened tissue and secretions.
The preferred treatment is to surgically remove the infected uterus and ovaries by performing an ovariohysterectomy (spay).
At Bruceville Pet Hospital, we are proud to partner with a traveling specialist surgeon who comes in to our practice and performs CCL repairs (to restore mobility after a CCL tear), complex soft tissue, and orthopedic surgeries (surgeries involving the bones and ligaments).
If we determine that your pet needs a CCL repair, a complex soft tissue surgery, or orthopedic surgery, we will schedule the specialist to perform the surgery at our practice.
The Vet Surgery Process
We understand how frightening it can be to bring your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we will only recommend surgery if it is in your furry companion's best interest.
We will ensure that you understand fully why we are recommending pet surgery and that you feel comfortable proceeding.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinarian in the Elk Grove area and will work closely with your veterinarian to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. To determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications, we will confirm the procedure's details, conduct a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian.
Dedicated surgical suites. Pet surgeries are carried out in a separate surgical suite. To prevent infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When our staff is in the surgical suite, they are required to wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Additionally, those performing the procedure will wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Prior to each surgery, we thoroughly clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.
New Patients Welcome at Bruceville Pet Hospital
We are happily accepting new patients at our conveniently located Elk Grove veterinary clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Reach out today to book your pet's first appointment.