Cat & Dog Surgery
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Riverside County clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
In the course of each pet surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will administer anesthesia to your pet and continuously monitor them using our specialized patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide your companion with pain management for the procedure.
After the operation, continued pain management and patient monitoring are our priorities. Your vet will also provide you will comprehensive instructions for post-operative care once your pet returns home with you.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We are committed to always keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as regarding any post-operative care your pet may require once they have returned home. We always practice stringent surgical safety protocols at our hospital.
At Banning Veterinary Hospital, we are capable of performing a wide range of elective and necessary medical surgeries for your pet in order to treat diseases, conditions, or injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Riverside County vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets who are suffering form nose, throat, ear or other disorders, we offer soft tissue surgeries to restore their health.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering your pet, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and provide them with ane 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 redness, pain or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may require ocular surgery to treat them.
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 the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Riverside County and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats are capable of developing masses associated with their skin. These masses can also grow inside their body cavities, becoming serious or even 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 Riverside County 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 Riverside County.
- 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 Pet Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in to a hospital for surgery can be an intimidating one. Rest assured, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your pet.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care that we aren't able to provide them, we are more than happy to refer your to a trusted surgeon in Riverside County and will work closely together with them in order to provide your pet with the best care possible.
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 in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
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. Our staff wear 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 prior to every surgery.
New Patients Welcome
Banning Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients. Our experienced and compassionate vets care about the health of animals across Riverside County. Contact us today in order to book your first appointment.