At some point in your pet’s life, they may need a surgical procedure. Whether your pet is having an elective surgery such as spay or neuter, or an emergency surgery for intestinal obstruction, you can rest assured that our staff will provide the very best care possible for your pet.
Types of Pet Surgery We Offer
Our facility offers the following surgical services for companion animals:
- Routine spay and neuter
- Tumor removal
- Abdominal and soft tissue procedures
- Orthopedic surgery
- Endoscopy and biopsies
- Laparoscopic surgery
- C section
- Mass Removal
- Dental Cleaning/Polishing
- Soft Tissue/Wound Care
What to Expect with Pet Surgery
We strive to prioritize patient safety and comfortability before, during and after any anesthetic procedure. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is recommended to ensure your pet is healthy to undergo anesthesia. Intravenous fluids are recommended to help regulate blood pressure. Pending on which procedure your pet will be undergoing, and their current state of health, these recommendations may be requirements. Microchipping is not considered a requirement for surgery, but it can be performed while your pet is under anesthesia to help eliminate pain from placement.
To prevent complications, please fast your pet the day of any surgical or anesthetic procedure. Water can be available up until 6am the day of procedure, no food after 10 pm the night before surgery. If your pet was fed the day of the appointment please let us know so that we can add additional medications to their treatment plan.
If your pet needs pre-anesthetic blood work sent out to the lab, we recommend that it be collected no sooner than 3 days prior to the scheduled procedure. Latest blood collection would be no later than one day prior to surgery as the samples will be sent out to a laboratory. Sending out the samples will be more cost effective for you. If you are unable to bring your pet in, we are able to do in-house lab work the day of surgery at additional costs.
Drop-off time for surgical and anesthetic procedures is between 9 am and 9:30 am. Please plan on spending 15–20 minutes at drop off to go over the estimate and sign the required consent forms. Payments for procedures are due at the time of drop off.
Once your pet’s procedure is finished and is in recovery, a staff member will call to notify you of a pick-up time. We will call the number on file for the owner. If an alternate person is picking up your pet, please let the staff know so that we can contact them when your pet is ready to be discharged. Please allow 15-20 minutes when you arrive for us to go over any discharge instructions such as aftercare, medications, follow ups and to answer any questions that you may have. If your pet will be transferring to another facility for further care it is the owners responsibility to arrange transportation prior to our closing time. Our facility closes at 6pm. Any pet’s picked up after 6 are subject to late fee.
Discuss Pet Surgery in Mira Loma, CA with Your Veterinarian
If you suspect your pet requires surgery, it is critical to speak with your veterinarian about the operation in detail. At Mira Loma Animal Hospital, we endeavor to provide the best possible care for your pet while also ensuring that you are aware of what to anticipate. Please contact us for additional information or to schedule an appointment for our pet surgical services.
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