Veterinary Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Merced, CA
We offer a number of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Merced veterinary hospital, using stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet during the surgery with electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Following veterinary surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. You will also receive thorough instructions for at-home care from your vet.
Veterinary Surgery: What to Expect
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended, and about any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our veterinary hospital.
Our veterinary team at Santa Fe Pet Hospital performs medical surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Merced vets routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are used to treat pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, oncological, hepatic, urogenital 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.
- 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 the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry best friend.
We will make sure you fully understand why we are recommending veterinary surgery and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Merced, 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, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of 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 wear 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 prior to every surgery.