Major advancements in efficiency and safety have been made in the field of veterinary surgery, and we’re pleased to offer this important service to the pets of our community.
It's a relief to know that when your pet needs surgery, Oroville Animal Health Center offers surgical solutions to many problems, including:
- Spay and neuter
- Foreign body removal
- Mass removal
- Wound repair
- Laceration repair
- Abdominal or gastrointestinal tract repair
For more complex surgeries, we will work with you to make a referral to a surgical specialist. If needed, we are happy to assist in this process in order to streamline treatment, recovery, and follow-up care.
What to Expect
We strive to reduce any fear or anxiety pets and their owners might experience before surgery by communicating every step of the way, so owners are aware of the risks and thorough preparations associated with surgical procedures. Your veterinarian will evaluate whether or not pre-surgical labs are needed. All pets receive pain medication and fluids via IV catheter to prepare for surgery. We use a heated surgical table and warm air blanket to regulate body temperature throughout the procedure under anesthesia.
The goal is to have the safest, most effective surgical procedure possible. Our team closely monitors general anesthesia in the operating room. Our experienced veterinary technicians continually monitor vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and blood oxygen. We also go the extra mile to maintain constant contact with pet owners to update them on our progress.
We understand that careful observation before, during, and after surgery is critical to the procedure’s success and significantly influences the rate of healing. We offer fully supported post-operative care to get your pet on the mend. This includes:
- Post-surgical monitoring in a warm environment
- Prescription antibiotics to fight infection
- Pain medication to reduce swelling and inflammation
- Directions for at-home care
- Follow-up examination and continued treatment
The Benefits of Surgical Spay and Neuter
The most common veterinary surgical procedure is also one of the most beneficial. Spaying and neutering cats and dogs not only has a direct impact on the numbers of unwanted litters and homeless pets, but the surgical removal of the reproductive organs is critical to reduce certain cancers and infections that affect mortality, longevity, and quality of life.
What’s more, spaying and neutering young pets is a great way to mitigate certain behaviors, like spraying, roaming, aggression, and more.
There can be a recovery period of two week after a spay or neuter surgery. It is important to supervise your pet during their recovery, and give them lots of extra TLC.
Always Here For You
Please call us at (530) 533-7513 if you have questions or concerns about our veterinary surgeries, or request an appointment here.