We offer a wide range of veterinary surgical procedures at our Los Angeles clinic, using state-of-the-art surgical techniques and safety procedures.
During the course of surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet using our electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide your companion with pain management during and after their procedure.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about what the procedure we are recommending will accomplish any why we are recommending it in the first place. Rest assured that always practice the most stringent safety protocols at our veterinary clinic.
At Shatto Veterinary Center, we perform both emergency and medical surgeries to help to treat your pet's diseases and conditions as well as repair injuries they have sustained through trauma
Our vets in Los Angeles will routinely perform any of the following elective and non-elective surgeries for pets who require them.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Los Angeles and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- 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 Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be a stressful one. We want to assure you, however, that we only recommend surgeries when they are absolutely necessary to preserve the health of your companion animal.
We will make sure that you understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable with moving ahead with the procedure.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Los Angeles, 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 a procedure as well as complete a physical examination of the patient before administering anesthesia to the patient. If needed, we will also conduct blood tests and review them to check for complications related to anesthesia too.
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 all wear disposable masks and caps while in the surgical suite. Vets involved in the procedure itself will also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns to prevent cross contamination.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.