Our veterinarians in Los Angeles conduct a range of veterinary surgeries, including soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, spay & neuter procedures, dental surgeries, c-sections and more.

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Veterinary Surgery

Our veterinarians in Los Angeles are able to offer cats and dogs a range of surgical procedures using stringent surgical protocols. 

In every surgical procedure that we perform, an experienced nurse will provide your pet with anesthesia and continuously monitor your companion utilizing electronic patient monitoring equipment. They will also provide your pet with pain management. 

After the surgery has been completed, we prioritize pain management and monitoring. Your veterinarian will also give you thorough instructions for care at-home.

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What to Expect from Surgery

Our team will keep you fully informed at all times regarding why we are recommending certain procedures and about any post-operative care your cat or dog will require at home. We always implement stringent surgical protocols at our pet hospital.

Surgical Procedures

At Washington Dog and Cat Hospital, we conduct emergency and medical surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in cats and dogs or to help injuries sustained through trauma heal.

Our vets in Los Angeles perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries on a regular basis:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets experiencing ear, nose, or throat disorders, we provide soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures can also be performed for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When our surgeons spay or neuter cats or dogs, they surgically sterilize them to help prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    In Caesarean sections, we surgically remove kittens or puppies from their mother's uterus.

    We usually perform C-sections when the mother isn't able to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    If your cat or dog is suffering from pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they might require ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for pets include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog needs a veterinary surgical specialist to conduct the surgery, our vets will refer you to a pet surgeon in the Los Angeles area and work with them to make sure your animal companion receives the highest quality of care possible. 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Vets perform orthopedic surgeries to correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures in your cat or dog. If your pet is experiencing an injury or condition that requires advanced specialized care, your veterinarian will refer your pet to an orthopedic cat or dog surgeon in the Los Angeles area.

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians offer dental surgeries for cats and dogs. These surgeries can consist of tooth extractions, gum disease treatments and jaw fracture repairs.

The Surgery Process

We know that the thought of having to bring your pet in for surgery can be intimidating. We want you to know that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interest of your cat or dog. 

We will make sure that you have a thorough understanding of why we are recommending the surgery, and that you are comfortable deciding to move forward with the procedure.

If your pet needs more advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Los Angeles area, and work closely with your vet surgeon to make sure your furry companion receives the best care possible. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, conduct a physical examination of your pet, and ensure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your companion faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. All of our surgeries are performed in a designated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to help prevent cross-contamination and infection.

Surgical attire. The surgical team wears disposable caps and masks the entire time they are in the surgical suite. Everyone involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully sterilize, clean, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.