We offer an extensive range of surgical procedures for cats, dogs and other pets at our Riverbank veterinary hospital, using stringent surgical procedures.
Throughout each surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic main monitoring equipment. We will also provide your companion with pain management.
Post-operative pain management and monitoring are our highest priorities following surgery. Our vets will also walk you through any instructions you will have to follow when caring for you pet once they can return home with you.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will require once they return home. We are careful to practice the most stringent safety protocols during surgery at our hospital.
At River Oak Veterinary Hospital, we offer a wide variety of elective and non-elective surgeries for your pet to help them recover from diseases and conditions, preserve their long term health and repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Riverbank vets routinely perform the following surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from nose, ear or throat disorders, we offer soft tissues surgical procedures to help restore them to health.
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.
During Caesarean 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 and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform their ocular surgery, our vets will be sure to refer you to a trusted surgeon near the Central Valley area and work closely with them in order 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 your pet will ingest a foreign object which may become stuck inside their body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or had an accident and become injured, our vets are here to provide 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 located near you and will 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.
Bone surgeries, as the names may suggest, involve treating injuries and diseases affecting your pet's bones, joints ligaments and other skeletal structures in their body.
Our vets provide specialized bone surgeries, including treatment for an injured ACL with Tibial Tuberosity Advancement and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, treatment for hip dysplasia, fractures and more.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be a daunting one. But rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will make sure that you full understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable in making the decision for move ahead with it.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near the Central Valley area, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our hospital include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of your pet's procedure, conduct a physical examination and ensure that their blood tests have been completed and reviewed. We will make sure, before moving forward that your pet doesn't face a risk of any anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are conducted in our dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept entirely sterile in order to prevent any cross-contamination of infection.
Surgical attire. Our staff always wear disposable caps and masks while in the surgical suite. Staff involved int eh 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.