Veterinary Surgery for
Santa Clarita Pets
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Santa Clarita clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
During your animal's surgery, a dedicated nurse will care for your beloved pet by administering anesthesia and continuously monitoring your pet's overall condition using electronic patient monitoring equipment.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will provide you with thorough instructions for at-home care including instruction regarding administering medications.
A follow-up appointment may be scheduled so that your pet's recovery can be monitored and any dressing can be changed.
Contact us right away if you have any concerns or questions about your pet's recovery following surgery at Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure for your animal and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need once you get them home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our veterinary clinic.
At Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trama.
Our Santa Clarita 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 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.
- 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 Santa Clarita 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.
- 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 prospect of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be upsetting. Please be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your cat, dog, or horse.
Our vets will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending a particular surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon or dog orthopedic surgeon near Santa Clarita. Our team will 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.
New Patients Welcome
Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about the health of Santa Clarita companion animals and horses. Get in touch today to book your four-legged friend's first appointment.