Surgical Services

Marina Animal Clinic understands surgery on your pet can be a scary experience for the pet parents. That is why we offer advanced surgical monitoring, heated surgery tables, and advanced sterilization techniques.

Our veterinarians stay up to date on the latest surgical advances, pain management, and technology. Our team attends yearly continuing education classes to stay up on the latest in advances in veterinary medicine. We offer pre-surgical bloodwork to help us detect any potential health issues with anesthesia and because of that our anesthetic procedures are specifically tailored to your pet and their specific needs. During the post-operative period, we have highly skilled veterinary assistants and RVT’s that monitor the patient. They alert the veterinarian to any changes in the patient’s condition or pain level.

If you have any questions of concerns regarding your pet’s surgery, please ask one of our veterinarians or staff member, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

General Surgery

Our hospital offers many general surgery services that include a variety of common and elective procedures performed under general anesthesia.
Examples of common surgeries include:

  • Spay (ovariohysterectomy)
  • Neuter (castration)
  • Tumor or lump removal and biopsy
  • Laceration repair
  • Abscess and wound repair
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Aural hematoma
  • Enucleation (eye removal)
  • Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones)
  • Skin biopsy

As these procedures usually require general anesthesia, please refer to our anesthesia service for more information. We routinely use pain management medication in our general surgeries to ensure your pet’s comfort. Please refer also to our pain management service for a detailed description.

Routine Surgery

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest.

Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us for assistance.

Emergency Surgery

Our hospital offers emergency surgery services during our normal business hours.

Examples of emergency surgeries include:

  • Gastrointestinal foreign bodies
  • Amputations
  • Minor orthopedics
  • Splenectomy
  • Bladder stones/urethral blockages
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Cesarean section.

If your pet has a complicated/complex fracture, we will refer your pet an orthopedic surgeon. As stated above, your pet will be monitored before, during, and after surgery by our highly skilled veterinary assistants and RVT’s to ensure your pet has a complete recovery.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us for assistance.

If you have questions regarding our general surgery services, please ask one of our veterinarians or staff members, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.