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Cat and Dog Surgery in Colma, CA

Although we all wish our pets can be healthy throughout their lives without medical care, there are times when cat and dog surgery services are necessary to make them healthy. If your pet is need of surgery, you can count on the expertise of the veterinarians at Colma Animal Hospital. We also have an on-call board-certified surgeon available for complex procedures.

Surgical Procedues We Perform

Our facility in Colma is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to allow our doctors to perform virtually any pet surgical procedure, including (but not limited to):

Soft Tissue Surgeries

Abdominal exploratory surgery involves the following steps: 

  • Open
  • Explore
  • Determine the problem
  • Repair
  • Close
  • Adrenal gland surgery (adrenalectomy)
  • Pancreatic surgery (biopsy, abscess drainage)
  • Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)
  • C-Section
  • Castration (neuter)
  • Cryptorchid castration (inguinal, abdominal)
  • Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
  • Pyometra
  • Cherry eye surgery
  • Ear hematoma repair
  • Entropion or ectropion surgery
  • Enucleation (eye removal surgery)
  • Eyelid tumor surgery
  • Lateral ear resection
  • Salivary mucocoele
  • Total ear canal ablation (TECA)
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Scrotal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Chemotherapy consultation available
  • Fibrosarcoma resection with margin evaluation (feline)
  • Major mass removals
  • Radiation referral available
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal surgery)
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal surgery)
  • Perineal urethrostomy (feline)
  • Prescrotal urethrotomy
  • Scrotal urethrostomy

Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Forelimb
  • Hindlimb
  • Toe
  • TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement)
  • TPLO repair (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy)
  • Extracapsular stifle stabilization
  • FHO (femoral head ostectomy)
  • Hip luxation (open surgical reduction and stabilization)
  • PENN hip evaluation
  • TPO (triple pelvic osteotomy for hip dysplasia)
  • Femoral trochleoplasty
  • Lateral retinacular imbrication
  • Tibial tuberosity transposition

What to Expect Before and After Surgery

What to Expect Before and After Surgery

To reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia, we require that all pets fast 8-10 hours prior to surgery. “No food or drink after midnight” is usually our recommendation. However, a small amount of water is acceptable. Prior to each surgical procedure we perform, we perform a physical exam and administer pre-anesthetic blood work. This allows us to be sure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia and surgery. Then, we place an IV catheter for easy administration of anesthesia and pain relief medication. Once your pet is relaxed, we administer anesthesia and begin surgery.

We monitor every patient’s vital signs throughout the entire surgical procedure, using advanced ECG and oximetry equipment. For advanced surgeries, we also monitor blood pressure. After the surgery is complete, we provide post-surgical pain relief options, such as laser therapy, and discharge instructions to keep your pet comfortable and promote a speedy recovery.

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Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to schedule a surgical procedure for your pet, or if you have questions about what to expect before, during, or after surgery, give us a call. One of our team members will be glad to assist you.

Or call us at (650) 756-1753.

What Others Are Saying

I've been taking my dogs here for over 30 years. I would not take them anywhere else. I've had to put two of my dogs down and they were so compassionate and felt my pain during those difficult times. The staff really cares about your pets and the owners. I can't say enough about Dr. Bhakhri he is the BEST of the BEST! 

Cherise

Dr. Bhakhri is the best and his staff is very supportive, especially during challenging times.

Jerry