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Surgical Services

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Surgical Services

Surgical Services

We understand that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one, so we strive to make your pet’s procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

We believe it’s in the best interests of our clients and their pets to offer as wide an array of surgical services within our facility as possible. It is important for you and your animal companion to receive care in a friendly and welcoming facility, from people you both have come to know. This helps reduce stress and promote healing.

Soft tissue surgeries offered for all species:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass removals
  • Cystotomy/Bladder stone removal
  • Enterotomy and gastrotomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Foreign body removal
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal, kidney surgery)
  • Ureteral (and urethral) stone removal
  • Perineal urethrostomy—feline and canine

Orthopedic Surgery

Companion animals, especially those in their later years, can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries. Because orthopedic care is an important component of keeping your pet healthy, we offer:

  • Pin placement for fractures
  • Bone plates
  • Exterior fixator placement for fractures
  • Hip surgeries
    • TPO—triple pelvic osteotomy
    • femoral head osteotomy
    • Pectineal myotomy
  • Anterior cruciate (ACL) repair
    • TPLO—Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
    • ECR—extra-capsular repair

Anesthesia

Anesthesia protocol at Animal Medical Center of Corona is decided on at the time of surgery based on the individual needs of your pet. Ensuring the health and safety of every patient during surgery is of the utmost importance to us. This requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine as established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Our medical team will ensure that your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols by our skilled professionals.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined, and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests, combined with an analysis of your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age, are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

While under anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our advanced monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.  The same technician or nurse assigned to your pet stays with them from the beginning of anesthesia until they are recovered and awake.

Have questions about anesthesia or want to schedule a consultation for your pet? Make an appointment online or call us at (951) 547-1795.

Pain Management & Post-Op Care

Pain Management

Just like people, pets can suffer pain and discomfort from a surgical procedure. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression), and can interfere with the bond you have with your pet.

Animal Medical Center of Corona takes treating pain seriously and we follow the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines for pain management during and after any surgical procedure, minor or otherwise.

For acute and chronic conditions, we use the safest, most effective NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications), as well as oral and injectable analgesics and fentanyl patches on all orthopedic and major procedures when indicated. We can also discuss alternative or long-term pain management options if necessary.

Post-Operative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. The doctors and staff at Animal Medical Center of Corona are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.

Have questions about pain management or post-operative care? Don’t hesitate to call us at (951) 547-1795.