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Watching any loved one face surgery can be a painful prospect, whether it's a human or a pet. But you can rest easier when you have Fairfax Veterinary Clinic on your side. Your pet's veterinarian in Fairfax, CA can make sure he or she gets the appropriate pre-operative diagnostics, expert surgical attention, advanced intra-operative monitoring, and essential post-operative care and pain control to help him or her recover with flying colors.
Fairfax Veterinary Clinic employs the same rigorous attention to safety as you would expect in a human hospital. This includes appropriate pre-anesthetic evaluation to ensure that all surgical patients have the most optimum anesthetic protocol employed. This also includes intra-operative patient monitoring by trained personnel, monitoring everything from blood pressure, exhaled CO2 levels, blood oxygen saturation, EKG readings, body temperature, and providing intra-operative fluid support through the use of an intravenous catheter.
Pet surgery can take many forms, administered to treat many different conditions and situations. Your Fairfax veterinarians are appropriately equipped and experienced to provide a wide variety of surgical procedures. Here are a few examples:
Spay and neuter surgery - Spay and neuter procedures are perhaps the most common and routine of all surgical categories, but it is still important that it be done by a competent and caring staff that does not treat it cavalierly- a staff that will tailor the procedure and the care to your pet based on their breed, age, and temperament. The benefits of spaying and neutering pets should not be taken lightly. Spaying and neutering prevents pet overpopulation, thereby reducing animal suffering and the burden of overcrowded animal shelters. Sexual sterilization also eliminates the risk for uterine, ovarian and testicular cancer, as well as reducing the risk of mammary cancer, pyometra, and prostatitis. It often reduces aggression, roaming, and other "heat"-fueled behaviors that can get your pet into trouble.
Tumor removal surgery - Tumors can afflict pets as well as humans, both externally on the skin as well as internally. Your Fairfax veterinarian can help identify and remove internal and external tumors when appropriate. The goals of these types of surgeries can be curative, diagnostic, palliative, or a combination of thereof. Biopsies are often performed to check for malignancies and to determine prognosis, and whether or not additional follow up care may benefit your pet.
Emergency surgery - When the unexpected happens to your pet, unfortunately surgery sometimes becomes necessary. This can include things like lacerations, bite wounds, abscesses, bone fractures, bloat, difficult labor, internal bleeding, to name just a few. Our team is highly skilled and experienced with emergency pet care, moving swiftly and accurately to treat your pet’s condition and possibly even safe his life. And in those rare cases where your pet needs to be stabilized and transferred to an advanced referral facility, we can take the necessary steps.
Orthopedic surgery - Bones and joints sometimes require surgical repair or restoration. Our veterinary clinic in Fairfax can perform surgeries to reconstruct or repair many orthopedic conditions. This can include things like TPLO for repair of a torn cranial cruciate ligament, FHO surgery, and fracture repair. When the condition warrants, we work with several surgical specialists ensuring your pet has the highest level of care available.
Dental and Oral surgery – Unfortunately, many of our pets don’t brush and floss their teeth! Dental and oral surgery is often required with advanced periodontal disease, broken teeth, oral infection, and mouth cancers. Our staff is skilled and experienced with dental and oral surgery.
Our responsibility to our patients' well-being doesn't end with successful pet surgery. We will make sure you leave our hospital comfortable with taking care of your pet during recovery, and knowledgeable about what to watch for. All surgical patients will have post-operative pain medications and antibiotics, when appropriate. Guidance will be offered on other aspects of post-operative care, including feeding, exercise, rehabilitation, weight loss, strength and conditioning, and others, depending on the situation.
If you need a veterinarian with the skills, experience and compassionate care to see your pet through surgery, call 415-454-8204 today.
*We will be open for normal hours on Friday, May 26th. Our offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday from May 27th-29th and normal business hours will continue on Tuesday, May 30th*
The Doctors, Techs and Front Desk staff are always friendly, professional, very knowledgeable and treat my dogs with the utmost care. Their compassion and love of animals always shows forth and I would never take my dogs anyplace else for routine care. I even have the staff cut my dogs nails. I highly recommend Fairfax Veterinary Clinic.