We offer a wide variety of surgeries for dogs and cats at our Rocklin veterinary clinic, using stringent surgical safety protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and management of pain are our priorities following surgical procedures at our animal clinic. Our vets will provide you with precise instructions for providing care for your pet when they are able to return home.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you informed about why we recommend a surgical procedure. We will also explain any preparation or post-op care you will need to give your pet while they are at home. Rest assured that we always practice the most stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Rocklin Road Animal Hospital, we are proud to be able to perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and other conditions in our pets in order to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Rocklin 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.
We offer soft tissue procedures for urogenital, hepatic, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders as well.
- 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.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, and exenteration of the orbit.
If your cat or dog requires advanced treatment for a veterinary surgical specialist, our vets have a surgeon on-call at our Rocklin clinic who will work with us and with you to ensure that your companion receives the best care possible.
- 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.
- 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 instances, specialized equipment and skills are needed to perform a foreign body surgery. If this is the case, our vets will be able to call in a veterinary surgeon to our Rocklin facility and will work closely with them and with you to make sure your cat or dog receives the best care possible.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's critical that your pet's wounds be cleaned, disinfected and properly cared for by one of our qualified veterinarians 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, our vets can call in a specialist orthopedic vet surgeon near Rocklin to provide your dog or cat with on-site care.
- 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 the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be an intimidating one. But rest assured, we only recommend veterinary surgery when it is in the absolute best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will make sure that you completely understand why we recommend a given surgery and that you are comfortable in making the decision to move ahead with it for your pet's health.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets have a veterinary surgeon near Rocklin on-call. We work closely with this vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care in our facility.
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.