Veterinary Surgery for Cats & Dogs
At our Placentia clinic, we provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs. All follow strict surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse administers anesthesia. They use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on your pet. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, we focus on post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you up to date on why we recommend surgery and any post-operative care your pet will need at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Yolinda Animal Hospital. This helps treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as repair injuries caused by trauma.
Elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our Placentia veterinarians:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue procedures are available for pets with ear, nose, and throat problems.
These procedures treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
We sterilize a cat or dog when we spay or neuter them to prevent disease and extend their life expectancy.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries help bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures heal from injury or disease.
- 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 Veterinary Surgery Process
We understand that bringing your pet in for surgery can be a scary prospect. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in your pet's best interests.
We will make certain that you understand why we recommend surgery. We want you to be confident in deciding to proceed.
Our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Placentia area if your pet requires advanced care. We will work closely with your surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. To find out if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications, we will confirm the procedure details and conduct a physical. We complete blood tests and have them reviewed by the veterinarian.
Dedicated surgical suites. We do surgical procedures in a dedicated surgical suite. To avoid infection and cross-contamination, we keep this room completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.