Pet Surgery in Studio City

Whether it’s a routine spay/neuter procedure, foreign body removal, or wound care, many pets will require some type of surgery at some point in their lives. The doctors at Veterinary Medical Center are skilled at performing a number of routine and non-routine soft tissue surgical procedures in our state-of-the-art, sterile surgical suite. If necessary, we can provide a referral to an appropriate specialist in the area for orthopedic and more advanced surgeries. We place a strong emphasis on patient comfort and safety, in accordance with AAHA standards of excellence. Therefore, you can be confident that your pet will receive the highest level of surgical care while in our facility.

Most Common Pet Surgeries We Perform

  • Reproductive surgery (spaying and neutering)
  • Mass removals
  • Dental surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Respiratory surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive wound care

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Surgery

If your pet has never had surgery before, you will likely have many questions before the procedure about what to expect. Our friendly team is here to address those questions and give you some peace of mind about what to expect before, during, and after surgery. To ensure that your pet has a safe, comfortable experience, we routinely perform the following steps:

  1. Perform a comprehensive physical exam to ensure your pet is healthy
  2. Recommend pre-anesthetic blood test to rule out underlying health issues
  3. Administer the highest quality Isoflorane inhaled anesthesia to minimize anxiety
  4. Electronically monitor pulse and blood oxygen levels throughout the surgery
  5. Administer post-operative medication as needed

What to Expect After Your Pet’s Surgery

When you come to pick up your pet after his/her surgery, we will give you detailed instructions for at-home care, including suture care (if applicable). If any sutures are placed, we will arrange for a future visit to have them removed. Our goal is to ensure that your companion recovers as safely and quickly as possible. Your pet will likely be very sluggish at home, which is perfectly normal. Most pets are back to normal within 24 hours after surgery. If possible, keep a close eye on your pet after surgery during recovery, and feel free to give us a call if you have any concerns. The team at Veterinary Medical Center in Studio City would be happy to help. We want your pet to go back to chasing Frisbees or watching birds, just like you do!