About Animal Surgery
Nobody wants a pet to undergo surgery but an invasive procedure may improve the health of your dog or cat, or even save the life of your four-legged friend. When your beloved pet is sick or injured, you need a veterinarian Los Angeles residents count on for their animal surgery needs. From spay and neuter services to more complex procedures, our veterinarians at Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic always operate with safety in mind.
Types of Animal Surgery Los Angeles Pets Commonly Require
Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic performs many different types of animal surgery Los Angeles pets and their owners rely on for the long and healthy lives of dogs and cats.
Common procedures include:
- Dental cleaning and other dental procedures requiring anesthesia
- Wound care
- Gastrointestinal or urinary bladder procedures
- Removal of masses
The removal of teeth, skin abscesses and skin masses are common surgical procedures for cats and dogs.
What Happens Before Pet Surgery?
Our veterinarians perform a pre-anesthetic evaluation on the day of surgery. This evaluation includes blood work to ensure your animal companion is healthy enough physical condition to undergo anesthesia. We will place an intravenous (IV) catheter in your pet’s front or rear limb for the administration of fluids and medications during the procedure. Our veterinarians will administer pain medications during surgery.
What Happens After Pet Surgery?
Depending on the type of surgery, your dog or cat may stay at our facility at least one night.
Your pet may have external sutures that you can see and internal sutures that you cannot see. Our veterinary staff will teach you how to care for these sutures.
Depending on the type of surgery and the amount of time that has passed since the procedure, your pet may be sleepy when it first arrives back home. Allow your cat or dog to sleep in a warm, quiet location.
If your pet needs animal surgery, make an appointment with Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic.
Has your pet ever had to undergo animal surgery? If so, what type of surgery?