We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Redding veterinary hospital using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, your pet will receive anesthesia from a dedicated nurse. We will monitor them using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always ensure you are kept fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure, and practice stringent surgical protocols. We'll also review any post-operative care your pet will need at home.
Medical surgeries are performed at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital to help treat conditions and diseases in pets, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Redding vets routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for oncological, gastrointestinal, urogenital, hepatic, skin and cardiothoracic disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we neuter or spay a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
Suring Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are usually performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
Is your pet experiencing redness, pain or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for dogs and cats include cataract surgery, entropion surgery, ectropion surgery, cherry eye surgery, eyelid tumor removal and extenteration of the orbit.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Redding and work closely with your animal surgeon 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, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform 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 near Redding and 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.
- 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 your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Redding.
- 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 you may feel frightened at the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery. Please be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet requires the services of a veterinary specialist for their procedure, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Redding, and work closely with them 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 conducted and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of complications related to anesthesia.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. When they are in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Prior to every surgery, we carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.
New Patients Welcome
Dana Park Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Redding companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.