We offer a variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Yucaipa clinic, using stringent surgical protocols and procedures.
During a surgery, one of our dedicated nurses will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using our electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
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 will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure and what post-operative care your pet will need once they are able to return home with you. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our veterinary clinic.
At Oak Glen Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Yucaipa vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are available as well for oncological, gastrointestinal, skin, urogenital, oncological and cardiothoracic disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats can develop masses associated with their skin. Masses can also grow inside your pet's body cavity and can be serious and even 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 Yucaipa 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 Yucaipa.
At Oak Glen Animal Hospital, we partner with Dr. Shawn Berenfield to provide your with the highest possible quality orthopedic surgical procedures for your pet.
- 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 know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a frightening prospect. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable with making the decision to move ahead with the procedure.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Yucaipa, 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 confirm the specifics of the procedure, conduct a physical examination of our patient and make sure that any blood tests have been both completed and reviewed by our vet to make sure your pet isn't at risk of any anesthesia-related complications.
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 all wear disposable caps and masks while in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure themselves will also always wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.