Whether it’s a routine spay or neuter procedure, or something more complex, at Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital, we always operate with the safety and comfort of our patients as our top priority. We also understand that while surgical care is something that we deal with every day, it’s not something you or your pet must face very often. We want you to know that we’re here to set your mind at ease. Rest assured that whatever your pet’s surgical needs may be, he or she will be in excellent hands with us!

Our highly skilled doctors are experienced in performing a broad spectrum of pet surgical procedures, using the most up to date techniques and always adhering to the strictest standards of quality care.

All of our surgical patients receive careful presurgical screening, which helps us to identify any potential risks so we can prepare for them ahead of time. This screening also helps us to develop a customized pain management plan that is tailored to your pet’s unique needs and risk factors. Our goal is to keep your pet as comfortable and pain-free as possible while also making sure he or she remains safe at all times while in our care.

The day of your pet’s surgery, we will be waiting to greet you both, assist you in completing any necessary paperwork and get your pet settled in. This is a great time to bring up any questions or concerns that may be weighing on your mind so that we can discuss them with you and help you feel confident leaving your loved one in our care.

During surgery – regardless of whether it’s a routine spay or neuter or a more advanced procedure – your pet will be continuously monitored by our experienced doctors and veterinary technicians in our AAHA certified Surgical Suite. From intravenous fluid support to thermoregulation, we will provide the optimal care for each patient. We work diligently to complete your pet’s procedure as efficiently and safely as is possible.

A common procedure that we perform at Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital is orthopedic surgery. We have had great success in treating orthopedic injuries in dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and pocket pets. There are also some orthopedic surgeries that we feel should be performed by a board certified surgeon. When these cases arise, Sean Wells DVM, Diplomat, ACVS, of Nor Cal Veterinary Surgical will come to our hospital and give your pet the detailed, skilled surgical care that he has become known for performing.

When your pet’s surgery is complete, we will gently move them to our quiet, comfortable recovery area. There we will continue monitoring to ensure a safe and peaceful transition out of anesthesia and back to full awareness. Rest assured that your pet will awake to the familiar faces and gentle voices of our dedicated care team.

When you arrive to bring your pet home, we will spend some time going over our aftercare instructions, which may include a plan for managing your pet’s pain at home, during the recovery process. Should any questions or concerns arise during this time, we encourage you to give us a call. Remember – help is always just a phone call away!

If your loved one needs surgery, there’s no need to worry. The team at Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital is here to handle all of your companion’s surgical care needs.