Surgery for Cats & Dogs
At our Fremont clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs that adhere to stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet continuously during each surgery, using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Additionally, pain management will be provided.
Following surgery, our primary focus is on post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed on our reasons for recommending a surgical procedure and about any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we adhere to strict surgical protocols.
At Ace Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to assist in the treatment of diseases and conditions in cats and dogs, as well as to repair trauma-related injuries.
Elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our Fremont veterinarians:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for pets with ear, nose, and throat disorders.
Additionally, these procedures can be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin conditions.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we are surgically sterilizing them to prevent disease and extend their life.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop skin masses. These masses can grow inside a body cavity and 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 ate something they should not have or was injured in an accident, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some instances, pet surgery requires specialized skills or equipment. If this is the case with your animal, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon in the Fremont area who will work closely with your veterinarian to ensure your dog or cat receives the best care possible.
When living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged, wounds result.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and treated appropriately as soon as possible by a qualified veterinarian.
- TPLO Surgery
For TPLO and other specialized surgeries, such as rhinoscopy, we call in a specialist for the surgery you need to have done.
TPLO surgery involves repairing a dog's knee by making a curved cut in the tibia from front to back.
A rhinoscopy allows a vet to check deep inside the nose and throat of your pet to see if there are any issues.
- 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.
At Ace Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer surgical lasers as an alternative to the conventional stainless steel scalpel method. Laser surgery offers your vet greater precision and can also reduce surgery time.
The benefits of using surgical lasers for your pet includes reduced inflammation, reduced risk of infection, reduced bleeding and reduced post-operative pain.
The Surgery Process
We understand how frightening it can be to bring your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we will only recommend surgery if it is in your furry companion's best interest.
We will ensure that you understand fully why we are recommending surgery and that you feel comfortable proceeding.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinarian in the Fremont area and will work closely with your veterinarian to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the procedure's specifics, conduct a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian to ascertain whether your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgical procedures are carried out in a dedicated surgical suite. To avoid infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When our staff is in the surgical suite, they are required to wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Additionally, those performing the procedure will wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we meticulously clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.