When your pet needs surgery, you need to find a practice that can administer both gentle and effective treatment to your beloved companion. From routine procedures, such as spaying or neutering, to more advanced operations, your pet may need to undergo surgery for any number of reasons. Our staff at Mira Loma Animal Hospital is trained to give your pet the care and compassion they need to not only successfully make it through the operation but to lead a healthier and happier life when they return from our facilities.
The modern amenities and pristine conditions of our surgical rooms enable our staff to function at peak capacity. We do everything in our power to streamline your experience so that all lab work and pre-surgical exams are completed in a timely manner. Our resources not only help our staff feel supported, they can also help your pet feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar place. We recommend a follow-up with each of our clients so we can catch small problems before they turn into larger ones.
You can expect our staff's complete attention when your pet is in the surgical room. Veterinary surgery often requires multiple professionals working together, which is why we make sure your pet's temperature, IV fluids, and anesthesia are constantly monitored and adjusted by a trained technician. Our team works together to communicate any potential anomalies that may compromise the efficacy of the surgery. We've found this strategy to be the best possible way to ensure favorable outcomes.
Before the surgery, we use the conclusions from the pre-surgery exam and the accompanying lab work to determine which methods to use during the operation. After the surgery, we design pain management strategies specific to your pet's size, breed, and condition. It's Mira Loma Animal Hospital’s goal to give you all the advice you need to properly care for your pet from the moment they come home from the surgery. Taking an all-around approach to surgical care is the best path to achieving better pet health, and we want our clients to feel as empowered as we do to help.
Visiting our facilities is the first step to learning more about how we manage to stand out. We can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, so you can feel comfortable about how your pet is being treated. From the type of anesthesia used to the length of post-care recovery, Mira Loma Animal Hospital gives you all the information you need to know so there are no surprises down the line.
– C section
– Mass Removal
– Dental Cleaning/Polishing
– Soft Tissue/Wound Care
Non Invasive Procedure
What to expect for surgery
We strive to prioritize patient safety and comfortability before, during and after any anesthetic procedure. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is recommended to ensure your pet is healthy to undergo anesthesia. Intravenous fluids are recommended to help regulate blood pressure. Pending on which procedure your pet will be undergoing, and their current state of health, these recommendations may be requirements. Microchipping is not considered a requirement for surgery, but it can be performed while your pet is under anesthesia to help eliminate pain from placement.
To prevent complications, please fast your pet the day of any surgical or anesthetic procedure. Water can be available up until 6am the day of procedure, no food after 10 pm the night before surgery. If your pet was fed the day of the appointment please let us know so that we can add additional medications to their treatment plan.
If your pet needs pre-anesthetic blood work sent out to the lab, we recommend that it be collected no sooner than 3 days prior to the scheduled procedure. Latest blood collection would be no later than one day prior to surgery as the samples will be sent out to a laboratory. Sending out the samples will be more cost effective for you. If you are unable to bring your pet in, we are able to do in-house lab work the day of surgery at additional costs.
Drop-off time for surgical and anesthetic procedures is between 9 am and 9:30 am. Please plan on spending 15–20 minutes at drop off to go over the estimate and sign the required consent forms. Payments for procedures are due at the time of drop off.
Once your pet’s procedure is finished and is in recovery, a staff member will call to notify you of a pick-up time. We will call the number on file for the owner. If an alternate person is picking up your pet, please let the staff know so that we can contact them when your pet is ready to be discharged. Please allow 15-20 minutes when you arrive for us to go over any discharge instructions such as aftercare, medications, follow ups and to answer any questions that you may have. If your pet will be transferring to another facility for further care it is the owners responsibility to arrange transportation prior to our closing time. Our facility closes at 6pm. Any pet’s picked up after 6 are subject to late fee.