Our vets in Los Angeles perform several surgical procedures, including C-sections, orthopedic surgery, spay and neuter procedures, soft tissue surgery and more. 

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Veterinary Surgery for Cats & Dogs

At our Los Angeles veterinary clinic, we offer many surgical procedures for cats and dogs, using stringent surgical protocols to ensure your pet's safety. 

During each vet surgery, anesthesia will be administered by a dedicated nurse and your pet will be continuously monitored using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also critical. 

Following surgery, priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. You'll also receive instructions from your vet about at-home care. 

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Vet Surgery in Los Angeles

What to Expect from Vet Surgery

We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended, and regarding any post-operative care your pet may require at home. At our clinic, we practice stringent surgical protocols.

Surgical Procedures

At Rancho Park Veterinary Clinic, we perform emergency and medical vet surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma. 

Our vets in Los Angeles routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures including lateral ear resection (Zepp procedure), anal sac removal (anal sacculectomy), vulvoplasty (to remove excess skin folds around the vulva) and others. 

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This will also typically provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, a vet will surgically remove kittens or puppies from the mother's uterus. 

    C-sections are usually performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    Is your pet experiencing redness, pain, swelling or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may require ocular vet surgery. 

    Common ocular procedures for dogs and cats include cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, eyelid tumor removal, cherry eye surgery and exenteration of the orbit. 

    If your cat or dog needs a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Los Angeles and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • 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 Los Angeles.

  • 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 the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can feel daunting. Please be assured that our vets only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend. 

We will make sure you fully understand why vet surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead. 

If your pet needs advanced care, our veterinarians can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Los Angeles 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. The specifics of the procedure will be confirmed and a physical examination of the patient completed. Blood tests will be done, and the vet will review them to identify whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications. 

Dedicated surgical suites. Our surgical suite is where all veterinary surgeries are performed. The suite is kept completely sterile to prevent cross-contamination and infection. 

Surgical attire. When they are in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves to ensure cleanliness.

Sterile packs and equipment. Our surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped before every veterinary surgery.