At Grass Valley, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs in our modern clinic facility.
Our vets use stringent surgical protocols. During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet's vitals to ensure they are safe.
We will also provide the appropriate pain medication to your pet to make them as comfortable as possible.
Following surgery, we will monitor them until they are ready to go home and provide you with detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
Our Grass Valley vets will keep you fully informed about what to expect leading up to, during, and after surgery. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and only recommend surgery when absolutely necessary for the health and well-being of your pet.
At Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Grass Valley 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 also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and unwanted litters and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean 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.
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, exenteration of the orbit, enucleation, and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Grass Valley and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- 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 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 Grass Valley 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.
During a cystotomy, an incision is made into the dog or cat's bladder to facilitate the removal of bladder stones and/or urethral stones.
Our veterinarians can perform amputations of the tail, toe, or limb if all other curative options have been exhausted.
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 Grass Valley.
- 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
Bringing your pet in for surgery can be stressful. Please be assured we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. We will take the time to answer any questions you might have and ensure you fully understand why we are recommending surgery.
If your pet requires advanced specialist care, we will refer you to the appropriate veterinary surgeon near Grass Valley. We will work closely with your specialist 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, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed 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 members 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.
New Patients Welcome
Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about caring for pets in the Grass Valley area. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment.