Pet Surgery

When your pet needs to undergo surgery, we understand how important it is to feel confident your pet is receiving the best care available. At Primary Care Animal Hospital, we go above and beyond to provide a safe, comfortable, and compassionate environment for your beloved pet to be treated and recover in. We pride ourselves in maintaining an impeccable facility and practicing the very highest standards in veterinary medicine. Our surgical guidelines include:

Pre-Surgical Consultation

Our veterinary surgeon will do a thorough physical exam of your pet, answer any questions you might have about the upcoming procedure, and complete any necessary pre-anesthetic diagnostics. Our staff will provide you with a detailed estimate for the cost of the procedure and discuss any preparations you may want to make.

Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork

If your pet has not had recent bloodwork done, we will perform a basic pre-anesthetic blood panel in-house to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. This panel allows us to customize your pet’s anesthesia protocol, and it provides crucial information about any difficulties we should anticipate during the procedure.

Sterile Surgical Facility

Our state-of-the-art surgical facility practices the highest level of sterile technique, and every precaution is taken to ensure a sterile environment during surgical procedures. Veterinarians and technicians wear sterile surgical gowns, disposable gloves, masks, and caps to prevent the spread of any infection, and after each procedure, all surgical equipment is cleaned, sterilized, and then wrapped and double-sterilized in our autoclave. We are proud to follow all industry best practices regarding advanced sterile technique, including strict guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Soft-Tissue Surgery

PCAH offers soft tissue surgeries including:

  • Routine spay/neuter
  • Tumor excision
  • Removal of foreign body
  • Gastric dilation/volvulus (bloat)
  • Stomach tacking
  • Urinary blockage
  • Wound repair/reconstruction
  • Caesarean section
  • Bladder surgery, including stone removal
  • Removal of skin growths
  • Surgical oncology
Orthopedic Surgery

PCAH offers orthopedic surgeries including:

  • Cruciate ligament repair
  • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
  • Femoral head ostectomy (FHO)
  • Amputation
  • Fracture repair
  • Patellar luxation repair
  • External fixation

We are also proud to offer referrals to a variety of local, board-certified specialists for advanced surgical intervention and aftercare, as needed.

All pets must be thoroughly examined before being scheduled for surgery, to ensure that anesthesia will be safe for them. If your pet has a health condition that could threaten their well-being during surgery, we will postpone the procedure and focus on treating their current problem.

If you have any questions about surgical procedures we offer at Primary Care Animal Hospital, don’t hesitate to call us at 805-489-4307.