Surgical Services

Pet Surgery at Bristol Animal Hospital

Even though you take excellent care of your pet, there may come a time when your pet needs emergency or non-emergency surgical intervention.  When your family member needs surgery, you want them to receive compassionate and skilled care.  When you take your pet to Bristol Animal Hospital, that's exactly what you'll get. 

Common reasons  for surgery include:

Spaying (female) and Neutering (male)

The most common surgery for pets is commonly known as spaying or neutering. This is a routine procedure which involves surgically removing your pet's reproductive organs. 

Wound Repair

Another common reason why your pet may need surgery is to apply stitches to a wound that cannot heal without intervention. Depending on the extent of the injury, the procedure may or may not require anesthesia. 

Dental Surgery

Pets can develop serious dental issues that may require dental surgery.

Ophthalmic Surgery

Ophthalmic surgery is a procedure to correct issues with your pet's eyes. This may include the correction of glaucoma or cataracts, or the correction of more serious issues such as eyelid issues, bulging eyes, or cancer.

Surgical Oncology

Surgery can be used to combat some cancers by removing the malignant tumor. It is important to get this surgery done as soon as possible and to get your pet regular checkups afterward to monitor the spread. 

These are just a few of the most common surgical procedures that your veterinary surgeon can perform on your pet. Dr. Spence will discuss your options surgery is the right course of action for your pet. 

The Importance of Surgical Anesthesia

In order to provide the most compassionate surgical care it is important that your pet doesn't feel pain during surgery and pain is properly managed after surgery. Moreover, it is important that your pet stays still during surgery, so they don't injure themselves. In most cases, the best way to make sure that your pet stays still and pain-free is to give them anesthesia. Dr. Chris Spence will discuss both the benefits and risks of anesthesia with you before the surgery. 

After the surgery, you will receive some aftercare instructions.  Make sure that you understand and follow these instruction to help your pet's recovery goes smoothly.  If you have any questions about your pet’s aftercare please call.

Contact Bristol Animal Hospital to Schedule an Appointment

If your pet needs surgery, bring them to Bristol Hospital in Ventura, CA. Dr. Spence will make sure that your pet's surgery goes as smoothly as possible. Call us today to schedule a consultation at 805-656-2287

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Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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