Your Pet's Surgery

Safety, Comfort, and Peace of Mind

SurgeryThe veterinarians and the entire staff at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. With our highly-skilled veterinarians and advanced surgical suites, we are well-equipped to perform surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic, and most soft tissue surgeries. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

Surgical Procedures at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Wound repair

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety and comfort.

Anesthesia and Pain ManagementPrior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery, your pet receives a thorough exam by the veterinary surgeon and pre-surgical blood tests are performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression), and worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

At Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

If you would like more information about surgery for your pet at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital, please call us at (661) 327-4444 or send us an email today.