From veterinary orthopedic surgery to spay & neuter procedures, and soft tissue surgery to c-sections and more, our skilled Oakland vets are equipped to perform a number of surgical treatments.
Experienced Surgical Care
At our Oakland veterinary clinic, a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs are supported with stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques.
During each vet surgery, anesthesia will be administered by a dedicated nurse, who will then monitor your pet continuously using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management during the procedure is also provided.
Following your pet's procedure, post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priority following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions to help with at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We commit to always explaining in detail why any surgical procedure is being recommended, and the post-operative follow-up care your pet will require at home. You can rest easy knowing we practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At East Bay Veterinary Clinic, our vets routinely perform the following 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 cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, skin, oncological, urogenital and hepatic disorders.
Puppies and kittens are removed from their mother's uterus during a Caesarean section. These procedures are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Sometimes, masses can grow inside a body cavity and may be serious or life-threatening. Masses associated with the skin may also develop in both cats and dogs.
Mass removal surgeries are fairly common for both felines and canines.
- Foreign Body
Occasionally, our four-legged friends may get into things they shouldn't and ingest foreign objects, which can then get stuck inside their body.
Whether an accident has left your cat or dog injured, or they've eaten an object they shouldn't have, we can remove the item with foreign body surgery.
When living tissue has been cur, burnt, torn or broken, or otherwise damaged, wounds occur.
It's imperative that these injuries be cleaned and disinfected, and that they receive appropriate care from a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease and provide them with with a longer life expectancy. Spaying and neutering also helps control the pet homelessness crisis, which leads to millions of healthy dogs and cats in the U.S. being euthanized each year due to the fact that there aren't enough homes for them.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries may range from gum disease treatment and tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
Our veterinarians and team understand the you may feel nervous about bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it's necessary to maintain your furry friend's health, and when it is in their best interest.
We will confirm that you fully understand why a specific surgical procedure is being recommended, and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will explain the facts about the procedure, perform a physical examination on your pet, and confirm blood tests are completed and reviewed by the vet to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Our surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite, which is kept completely sterile to prevent cross-contamination or infection from becoming an issue.
Surgical attire. When they are in the surgical suite, our staff always wear disposable masks and caps. Anyone involved in the procedure itself will also put on single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Our surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped before each surgery.