We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Clovis veterinary clinic, relying on stringent safety protocols to help keep your dog or cat safe.
During each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
After surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for your companion's at-home care.
What to Expect from Pet Surgery
Our vets will always keep you informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure and what kinds of post-operative care your pet will need once they can return home.
Family Pet Hospital performs elective medical and critical care surgeries to treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through physical trauma.
Our Clovis vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Pets suffering from nose, ear, and throat disorders all may require soft-tissue surgery to recover from their condition.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying or neutering a cat or dog involves the surgical sterilization of your pet to prevent disease and provide your companion with an extended life expectancy.
- 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 caused something to be lodged in their body, we can perform this surgery to remove the foreign object.
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 Clovis 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.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries are an umbrella of procedures meant to correct injuries and diseases affecting the ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones of your pet.
Our veterinarians offer a range of orthopedic surgeries including:
- Fracture Repair
- FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) Surgery
- TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) Surgery
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 Clovis.
- 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 Veterinary Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgical treatment may be an intimidating one. We want to assure you, though, that we only recommend invasive treatments like surgeries when they are in the best interests of your pet.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Clovis, and work closely with your vet surgeon 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 with you, conduct a physical exam of your pet and ensure that we have reviewed blood tests to determine whether or not 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 wears 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 before every surgery.