At our Oceanside clinic, we provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs, all of which follow strict surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on your pet. In addition, pain management will be 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 informed as to why we are recommending 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 Oceanside Veterinary Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our Oceanside veterinarians:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are available for pets with ear, nose, and throat problems.
Hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders can all be treated with these procedures.
- 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.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
We can perform foreign body surgery on your pet if they have eaten something they shouldn't have or if they have been injured in an accident.
Pet surgery may require specialized skills or equipment in some cases. If this is the case with your pet, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon in the Oceanside area who will work closely with you to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged, resulting in wounds.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and treated as soon as possible by a qualified veterinarian.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries help your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures heal from injuries and diseases. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that necessitates advanced specialized care, your veterinarian will refer your pet to a veterinarian in the Oceanside area.
- 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 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 surgery is recommended and that you are confident in deciding to proceed.
Our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Oceanside area if your pet requires advanced care. We will 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. 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. Surgical procedures are carried out in a dedicated surgical suite. To avoid infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Sterile gowns and single-use gloves will be worn by those involved in the procedure.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery we thoroughly clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.