Our vets in Laguna Beach perform several surgical procedures, including veterinary orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, and more.

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Veterinary Surgery Services for Pets in Laguna Beach

At our Laguna Beach clinic, we provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs, all of which follow strict surgical protocols.

During each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on your pet. In addition, pain management will be provided.

Following surgery, we focus on post-operative monitoring and pain management. 

Veterinary Surgery, Laguna Beach Vet

What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery

We always keep you up to date on why we recommend a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.

Surgical Procedures

We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Canyon Animal Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.

Elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our Laguna Beach veterinarians:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft tissue surgical procedures are available for pets with ear, nose, and throat problems.

    Hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders can all be treated with these procedures.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    We surgically sterilize a cat or dog when we spay or neuter them to prevent disease and give them a longer life expectancy.

  • Mass Removal

    Masses associated with the skin can develop in cats and dogs. Masses can also form inside the body cavity, posing a serious or even life-threatening threat.

    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.

    We can perform foreign body surgery on your pet if they have eaten something they shouldn't have or if they have been injured in an accident.

    Pet surgery may require specialized skills or equipment in some cases. If this is the case with your pet, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon in the Laguna Beach area who will work closely with you to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.

  • Wounds

    Living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged, resulting in wounds.

    A qualified veterinarian should clean, disinfect, and properly care for these wounds as soon as possible.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries help your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures heal from injuries and diseases. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that necessitates advanced specialized care, your veterinarian will refer them to a veterinarian near Laguna Beach.

  • 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 understand that bringing your pet in for surgery can be a scary prospect. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in your pet's best interests.

We will make certain that you understand why surgery is recommended and that you are confident in deciding to proceed, then provide detailed instructions for at-home care.

Our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Laguna Beach area if your pet requires advanced care, and will 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. To determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications, we will confirm the procedure's details, conduct a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgical procedures are carried out in a dedicated surgical suite. To avoid infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.

Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Sterile gowns and single-use gloves will be worn by those involved in the procedure.

Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we thoroughly clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.