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At Mariposa Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians provide many surgical services ranging from routine spays, neuters, wound repairs, and lump removals to advanced procedures including gastro-intestinal procedures, bladder surgery, as well as several eye, ear, and nose procedures. 

With every procedure, each pet receives individualized nursing care and is assigned a "Care Pair" team member for the duration of their stay.


Prior to surgery a complete physical examination by a veterinarian is performed to ensure your pet is healthy for anesthesia and surgery. A comprehensive pre-anaesthetic blood panel is completed to evaluate organ function before the procedure. You will receive a phone call from a registered veterinary technician a few days before your pet's procedure to discuss what to expect and answer any questions you may have. 


We are confident in the level of anesthetic safety we provide for patients. Although there is always some risk with surgery and anesthesia we pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to reducing risk and keeping pets as safe as possible. This includes using an intravenous (IV) catheter and fluid therapy to help support blood pressure and hydration under anesthesia, and having an experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) carefully monitor your pet's heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, ECG, and body temperature during the procedure and recovery.


Keeping your pet comfortable during their stay with us is of paramount importance. All of our surgical patients receive appropriate pain management. After surgery your pet will wake up with comfy bedding and will be closely monitored to ensure a safe and stress-free recovery. This sometimes means getting some extra warming cuddles in the arms of their "Care Pair" team member! We update you with a text or email when your pet is waking up, and you can expect a follow up the day after surgery to check in and ensure your pet is recovering well at home. 


Advanced and emergency surgical procedures are performed on an as-needed basis and pets are given the same degree of care as elective surgeries. These procedures include:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery e.g. foreign body removals, intestinal resection, gastric bloat/GDV

  • Abdominal bleeding

  • Splenectomy

  • Bladder surgery e.g. bladder stone removal

  • Enucleation

  • Wound/Laceration repair

  • Amputation

  • and more

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