Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery
Surgery on eyes, ears, throat and lungs.
At Valley Animal Hospital of Merced, our veterinarians have experience performing a number of soft tissue surgeries. Our soft tissue surgeries include:
- Aural Hematoma
- Anal Sac Removal
- Laceration Repair
- Mass/Tumor Removal
- "Cherry" Eyes
- Corneal ulcers
- Distichiasis--eyelash abnormalities that might cause blindness or discomfort for the pet
- Ectropion (out-folding of the eyelid)
- Entropion (in-folding of the eyelid)
- Third eyelid flaps
- Foreign Body
- Gastric Dilation
As always, your pet's safety remains our top priority which is why we utilize advanced anesthetic and surgical techniques.
Pets undergoing surgery have the option to receive:
- Pre-anesthetic blood work
- Experienced monitoring support
- IV catheter placement
- Pain medication
Following surgery, your pet will be kept comfortable and monitored while the effects of anesthesia wear off. Wanting to rest for the remainder of the day is normal, but if you’re concerned about your pet’s post-op behavior, please don’t hesitate to call us at (209) 384-7387.
Before we can hospitalize your pet or provide them with surgical care, you’ll need to download, fill out, and sign our anesthesia authorization form. You can bring a hard copy with you or fax us the form at (209) 384-1056.