Cat & Dog Surgery
At Altas Palmas Animal Clinic we offer many surgical procedures for cats and dogs, using stringent surgical protocols.
In every surgery we performed, a qualified nurse will provide your pet with anesthesia and pain management. They will also make sure your animal is supervised at all times with electronic patient monitoring equipment.
After surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become our priorities. Your vet will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.
At Altas Palmas Animal Clinic, we conduct medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in cats and dogs or to repair injuries obtained due to trauma.
Our vets in Harlingen routinely perform the elective and non-elective surgeries below:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for cats and dogs suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
We may also recommend these procedures for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and give them an extended life expectancy.
When we perform Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
We typically conduct C-sections when the mother can't naturally give birth.
If your cat or dog is suffering from pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they might require ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs consist of eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your animal companion needs a veterinary surgical specialist to conduct the surgery, your vet will refer you to a pet surgeon near Harlingen and work closely with your animal surgeon to make sure your pet is provided with the best care possible.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians can provide cats and dogs with dental surgery. These procedures can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the thought of having to bring your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Our team just wants you to know that we only recommend surgery when it is in your furry friend's best interests.
We'll make sure that you completely understand the reasons why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable with the decision to move forward with the procedure.
If your cat or dog requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Harlingen, and work closely with your vet surgeon to make sure your pet gets the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We'll confirm the specifics of the procedure, conduct a physical examination of your pet, and ensure that all blood tests needed have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your cat or dog faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. We perform our surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept fully sterile in order to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks the entire time they are in the surgical suite. Anyone involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical equipment and instruments before each surgery.