Surgical Services for Pets
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Turlock clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
Surgical procedures require a pre-operative exam with the doctor to endure your pet is healthy enough to undergo an anesthetic procedure. Once your pre-operative appointment is complete we will be able to schedule your pet's surgical procedure.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Taylor Veterinary Emergency, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Turlock vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Dental Surgery
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 Turlock and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
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 Turlock and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
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 Turlock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) is a common corrective surgery for a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). This injury is similar to an ACL tear in humans although in dogs is generally due to the slow deterioration of the ligaments surrounding the knee rather than sudden injury.
This common orthopedic procedure is a very effective long-term solution for addressing this injury and most dogs have a good outcome with the procedure.
Patellar luxation (dislocation) is a condition in your pet where the kneecap sits and moves outside the groove when the knee is flexed. Surgery may be recommended if your dog has recurrent or persistent lameness or if other knee injuries occur secondary to the luxating patella.
Soft Palate Reduction
Soft Palate Reduction surgery is the removal of the distal end of the soft palate.
If the soft tissue at the back of the roof of your pet's mouth grows too long for your pet, removal is necessary to reduce any respiratory issues your pet is having.
Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is a medical and surgical emergency. When your dog experiences bloat their stomach will fill with air and cut off the blood supply from the back legs, and abdomen from returning to the heart.
Cystotomy is a surgical procedure where an incision is made into your pet's urinary bladder.
The surgery will be done for a variety of reasons, the most common being to help with the removal of the bladder and urethral stones.
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 Turlock, 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 the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
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 wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.