At our Sacramento veterinary hospital, our veterinary team performs several surgical procedures, from soft tissue and reproductive surgeries to orthopedic surgeries to help restore and maintain your companion's health and well-being.  

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Surgery for Dogs & Cats

We are proud to offer a variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Sacramento veterinary hospital, using stringent surgical protocols to protect your pet's health throughout.

During each surgery we perform, a dedicated staff member will administer anesthesia to your pet and continuously monitor them using our electronic patient-monitoring equipment. We will also be sure to provide pain management.

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure as well as regarding any post-operative care your pet will require once they return home with you. We practice exacting safety protocols at our clinic to make sure your pet recovers well and the surgery is successful.

Surgical Procedures

At Veterinary Medical Center, we perform emergency and medical-surgical procedures to help treat diseases, injuries, and conditions affecting your pet to help ensure they have a long and happy life with you.

Our Sacramento vet team routinely performs 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 can also be used to treat a wide range of health issues, including skin disorders, gastrointestinal issues, oncological conditions, and hepatic 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. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, our vet surgically removes puppies or kittens from the uterus of their mother.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • 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 specialized orthopedic surgical care, our veterinary team can bring in a visiting orthopedic surgeon from the Sacramento area to perform vet surgery on your cat or dog.

  • 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 know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be a frightening or intimidating one. rest assured that we only recommend surgical treatment for your pet's health issues when it is in the best interests of your companion.

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Sacramento, and 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 to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries at our facility are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. We keep this room sterile to prevent contamination and infection.

Surgical attire. Our staff wears 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 before every surgery.