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Veterinary Surgery in Clackamas

Our Clackamas vets perform numerous surgical procedures, including veterinary C-sections, orthopedic and soft-tissue surgeries, spay & neuter procedures and more. 

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Veterinary Surgery for Cats & Dogs

At our pet clinic in Clackamas, we offer a wide selection of surgical procedures for dogs and cats, always adhering to stringent surgical protocols. 

During each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also provided. 

Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become our main priorities. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care. 

Veterinary Surgery, Clackamas Vet

What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery

We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure, as well as any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic. 

Surgical Procedures

At Clackamas Pet Clinic, we perform medical surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets, or to repair injuries sustained via trauma.

Our Clackamas vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    We perform soft tissue surgical procedures for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders. 

    These procedures are also available for gastrointestinal, skin, cardiothoracic, oncological hepatic, and urogenital disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When cats or dogs are spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This procedure may also provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

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

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include enucleation (removal of an eye due to glaucoma), eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Clackamas and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Clackamas and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Amputations

    Amputation involves surgically removing a cat or dog's front or back leg. This procedure may be recommended when there is severe disease or damage present in the limb.

    There are several reasons your vet may suggest amputation. These include Severely infected limbs, non-functional limbs that are causing pain, complicated or non-healing bone fractures, and cancer (osteosarcoma or soft tissue sarcoma).

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

  • Abdominal Exploratory Surgery

    During an abdominal exploratory surgery, an incision is made in the abdomen to examine internal organs. This may need to be done to remove foreign objects from the intestine or stomach, remove tumors, or collect biopsies from internal organs.

The Surgery Process

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed or scared at the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend veterinary surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry friend. 

We will ensure you fully understand why the surgery is being recommended, and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead. 

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will gladly refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Clackamas, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

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

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and clean single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery to ensure your pet's health and safety. 

New Patients Welcome

Clackamas Pet Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of your companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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