Pet Surgery

Pet Surgery in San Diego at Tierra Santa Veterinary Hospital

Your pet is a member of your family. When your family member needs surgery, you want them to receive only the best care, and when you take your pet to Tierra Santa Veterinary Hospital, that's exactly what you'll get. Common reasons that your pet may need surgery include:

can at vet's office ready for pet surgerySterilization

The most common surgery for pets is sterilization surgery - more commonly known as spaying or neutering. This is a fairly simple procedure which involves removing your pet's reproductive organs. 

Wound Repair

Another common reason why your pet may need surgery is if they get an injury that's serious enough that it needs stitches. Depending on the extent of the injury, the procedure may or may not require anesthesia. 

Dental Surgery

If your pet has serious dental issues, they may need dental surgery. Common procedures include:

  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Root canal
  • Tooth extraction
  • Removal of hyperplasia

Ophthalmic Surgery

Ophthalmic surgery is used to correct issues with your pet's eyes. This may include the correction of glaucoma or cataracts, or the correction of more serious issues such as eyelid issues, bulging eyes, or cancer.

Orthopedic Surgery

If your pet has musculoskeletal issues, orthopedic surgery may be the best option to correct them. This may include:

  • Ostectomy
  • Osteotomy
  • Hip replacement
  • Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • Leg amputation
  • Bone fracture repair

Surgical Oncology

When your pet has cancer, surgical oncology may correct it by removing the malignant tumor. It's important to get this surgery done as soon as possible and to get your pet regular checkups afterward so that the cancer doesn't spread. 

These are just a few of the surgical procedures that your veterinary surgeon can perform on your pet. Dr. Schexneider will discuss your options if your pet is injured and help you decide if pet surgery is the right course of action. 

The Importance of Surgical Anesthesia

It's important that your pet doesn't feel pain during surgery. Furthermore, your pet needs to stay still during surgery so they don't injure themselves. In most cases, the best way to make sure that your pet stays still and pain-free is to give them anesthesia. Dr. Michelle Schexneider will discuss the benefits and risks of anesthesia with you before the surgery so that you feel more comfortable. 

After the surgery, you should always follow the directions given by your veterinarian to make sure that your pet's recovery goes smoothly.

Contact Tierra Santa Veterinary Hospital to Schedule an Appointment

If your pet needs surgery, bring them to Tierra Santa Veterinary Hospital in San Diego, CA. Dr. Schexneider will make sure that your pet's surgery goes as smoothly as possible. Call us today to schedule a consultation at (858) 292-6116. 

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