At Everhart Animal Hospital, we offer a range of surgical procedures and adhere to stringent surgical protocols.
During veterinary surgery, a nurse provides anesthesia. They then watch your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Additionally, we also provide pain management.
Following surgery, our primary focus is on post-operative monitoring and pain management. Additionally, your veterinarian will provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always keep you informed about why we're recommending surgery and any post-operative care your pet will need. At our clinic, we adhere to strict surgical protocols.
At Everhart Animal Hospital, we perform surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets. We also perform them to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Corpus Christi vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders have soft tissue surgical procedures.
These surgeries are available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we sterilize them to prevent disease. This can also provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During C-sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus with surgery.
C-sections are usually performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet experiences pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around the eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
These surgeries include eyelid tumor removal, cataract, ectropion, entropion, exoneration of the orbit, and cherry eye.
If your cat or dog needs a specialist to perform the surgery, our vets will refer you to a pet surgeon near Corpus Christi. We work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Corpus Christi.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
Veterinary Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Rest assured, we recommend surgery when in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery. We want you to be comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Corpus Christi. We work with your vet surgeon to make sure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure and complete a physical examination of the patient. We make sure to complete blood tests reviewed by the vet to decide if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. We perform Surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite. We keep this room sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.