Dog and Cat Surgery in Sonora

Whether it’s a routine spay or neuter procedure or something more complex, most pets will require some type of surgery at some point in their lives. Live Oak Veterinary Hospital is equipped to perform routine soft tissue surgeries and some orthopedic procedures for dogs and cats. We know just hearing the words “pet surgery” can be stressful to the owner, but rest assured, your pet will be in good hands with our veterinarians.

Dr. Luce has years of experience with performing a number of surgeries using advanced tools and technology while applying a gentle, compassionate approach. In addition, our surgical suite is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including monitoring equipment. We monitor all patients throughout all procedures we perform.

Surgeries We Perform

Vet performing a dog surgery

We can perform a number of routine soft tissue and orthopedic dog and cat surgeries in East Sonora, including, but not limited to:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Growth removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Patella luxation repair
  • Cruciate ligament repair
  • Wound care

Anesthesia Protocols

We keep your pet’s safety at the forefront with every service we provide in our animal hospital. That’s why we implement various surgical safety protocols, including anesthesia. All dog and cat surgery procedures are performed under general anesthesia. We strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood work for each patient to screen for health issues that may hinder or be worsened by anesthesia or the surgery. The level of recommended blood work is dependent on your pet’s age, overall health, and type of surgery being performed. If any health issues are found, we can adjust our anesthetic protocols accordingly.

While your pet is anesthetized using isoflurane anesthetic, he will have an intravenous (IV) catheter, IV fluid therapy, an endotracheal tube, and breathing oxygen. Your pet’s vital signs (heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, etc.) will be monitored before, during, and after the surgical procedure using our advanced monitoring equipment.

If you would like to learn more about our dog and cat surgery services in East Sonora, or if you would like to schedule a surgical appointment, give us a call at 209-432-9437.