Safe and Effective Pet Surgery Every Time
Your pet will more than likely have surgery at least once in their lives. While this is always a scary thing, veterinary medicine has come a long way, and procedures are now safer than ever. At Calaveras Veterinary Clinic in Milpitas, we use the latest technology and best practices during every pet surgery to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe from start to finish. Our capabilities include both soft tissue surgeries and orthopedics, performed by our traveling surgeon.
Surgeries We Perform
At our animal hospital, we can perform both soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Soft tissue surgeries are all procedures that do not have to do with bones or joints, while orthopedics mend bones, joints, and torn ligaments. Our soft tissue procedures are performed by our skilled veterinarians and we have an expert traveling surgeon come in for any orthopedic surgeries.
Here’s a sample of some of the surgeries we perform:
- Mass removals
- Spay and neuter
- Foreign body removal
- …and more!
- CCL repair
- Patella luxation
- Fracture repair
- Femoral head ostectomy
- …and more!
The Safest Measures from Start to Finish
Regardless of the type of surgery, your pet will be fully monitored and cared for by our skilled team from start to finish. Our safety precautions begin with full pre-anesthetic bloodwork and an exam to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. We then tailor the anesthetic protocol to meet your pet’s exact needs. Your pet is also set up with an IV catheter to receive fluids throughout the procedure that keep them hydrated and regulate their blood pressure. The catheter also allows us to administer any drugs quickly should the need arise. Additionally, we wrap pets in warm blankets to keep them comfortable and regulate their body temperature.
Our monitoring equipment also keeps an eye on all their vitals including heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, body temperature, respiratory rate, blood-oxygen levels, and more. Your pet’s safety is our priority.
At-Home Care After the Procedure
After any pet surgery, your pet will need some time to rest and recuperate from their procedure. We provide pain medication before and after surgery, and we will provide you with medication to keep them comfortable while they recover. It is important to allow your pet a full 24 hours as the anesthesia wears off—they may have little to no appetite and be lethargic and inactive during this time. Once they are feeling a bit more energetic, it is crucial to keep them from any extensive activity as too much running, jumping, or playing with other pets could damage their surgical wound and slow healing.
We will be sure to call you and check in the day after surgery and may also schedule a follow-up appointment to see the pet in person and ensure recovery is going as planned. Should you have any questions or concerns about your pet during the recovery period, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!