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Surgical Services

Overview of Surgery at Animal Medical Center of Corona

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 cat, dog, bird or reptile 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:

  • Pediatric spays and neuters
  • Mass removals
  • Cystotomy
  • Enterotomy and gastrotomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Foreign body removal
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal, kidney surgery)
  • Ureteral 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
    • pectinomyotomy 
  • Anterior cruciate repair
    • TPLO—Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
    • ECR—extra-capsular repair


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 (AAHA) of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Huber and staff 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.

Pain Management

We follow the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines for pain management.

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on the body.

Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

For acute and chronic conditions, we use the safest, most effective NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications), oral and injectable analgesics.

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.