At our clinic in Stockton, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs, and practice stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia before each surgery and provide pain management during the procedure. Your pet will be continuously monitored using electronic patient monitoring equipment.
Following surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions on how to care for your pet at home.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure. Your vet will also review any post-operative care needs your pet will have once they return home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Fremont Veterinary Clinic, we treat disease and conditions in pets and can repair injuries sustained through trauma by performing medical and emergency surgeries.
Our vets in Stockton routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for gastrointestinal, skin, cardiothoracic, urogenital, oncological and hepatic disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Cats and dogs are surgically sterilized to prevent disease and keep them from having unwanted litters. Spayed or neutered pets can also enjoy an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean sections, kittens or puppies are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- 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 left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
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 Stockton 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.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
We can correct diseases and injuries of your pet's joints, ligaments, tendons, bones and other skeletal structures with orthopedic 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 Stockton.
- 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 understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Stockton, 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. After we've confirmed the details of the procedure, we will perform a complete physical exam for your pet and ensure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the pet to find out whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite, which is kept completely sterile to prevent cross-contamination and infection.
Surgical attire. Any time they are in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable masks and caps. Those involved in the procedure will also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized wrapped prior to every surgery.
Surgical Information Packet
Fill out our Surgical Information Packet to tell us about your pet's medical history and his or her current health.