Beyond our normal wellness and preventive care for animals, sometimes illness or injury can require surgery. At Oak Valley Animal Health, we perform both soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
Our soft-tissue surgeries include:
- Removing foreign bodies
- Tumor removal and some biopsies
Our orthopedic surgery services include:
- Hip surgeries
- Knee surgeries
- Pinning and plating broken legs
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering are some of the most common surgeries we perform and we recommend them for all of our puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering helps keep the animal population under control. In addition to controlling the pet population, spaying and neutering can also decrease cancer risk and help prevent infection. Neutering also helps with behavior issues in males like marking and aggression.
We also do occasional Cat Spay Neuter clinics, so ask us about those!
What to Expect If Your Pet Is Coming in to Surgery:
- We will typically ask that you hold food the night before at midnight and don’t allow your pet to have breakfast.
- Surgery drop off is between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
- Surgeries are performed at some point in the morning.
- Depending on the severity of the surgery, your pet may be able to go home that day or may stay overnight just to make sure they are healing well.
We know it’s hard not to worry, but while your pet is with us, they will be well cared for. We will call you after surgery to let you know how the procedure went and when they can go home. When you pick them up, we will take the time to go over your pet’s aftercare and discharge instructions to make sure they will continue the healing process at home.
If you have any questions, before, during or after your pet’s surgery, please call us or fill out an appointment request form. Oak Valley Animal Health is here to help at every step of the way.