Surgical Services for Pets
Our Rancho Cucamonga clinic offers a vast array of surgical procedures for cats and dogs in accordance with stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated team member will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet during each surgical procedure using electronic patient monitoring equipment. In addition, pain management will be provided.
Pain management and post-operative monitoring are our top priorities following surgery. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you informed as to why we are recommending a surgical procedure for your pet, as well as any post-operative care that will be required at home.
At Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to aid in the treatment of disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair trauma-related injuries.
Our Rancho Cucamonga veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries on a regular basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for animals suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for the treatment of hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and dermatological conditions.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and extend their lifespan.
During Cesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
Your pet may require ocular surgery if they are experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes.
Eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery are common ocular procedures for cats and dogs.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Rancho Cucamonga and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Both cats and dogs can develop skin-related masses. Masses can also develop within a body cavity and can be dangerous or even fatal.
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 ate something they shouldn't have or was injured in an accident, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove the object.
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 Rancho Cucamonga and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
When living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged, a wound results.
As soon as possible, these wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately treated by a qualified veterinarian.
- 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 we can provide orthopedic surgeries at Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital.
- 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 bringing your pet in for surgery can be nerve-wracking. Please be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in your animal companion's best interest.
We will ensure that you have a complete understanding of why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable moving forward.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Rancho Cucamonga and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the highest quality care.
Surgical protocols at our hospital include:
Pre-surgical assessments. In order to determine whether your pet is at risk for anesthesia-related complications, we will confirm the details of the procedure, conduct a physical examination, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgical procedures are performed in a surgical suite. This room is kept sterile to prevent the spread of disease and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. When inside the surgical suite, our personnel always wears disposable caps and masks. Additionally, those involved in the procedure will don sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we meticulously clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.