Veterinary Surgery Services
At our Corpus Christi clinic, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs.
We understand that hearing your pet needs surgery can be stressful. Rest assured that we will only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
If your pet is scheduled for surgery we are committed to helping you through the process by providing you with all the information you need to care for your pet, both before and after the procedure.
Surgical Consent Form
Does your pet have an upcoming procedure at Riverside Veterinary Clinic? Simplify your check-in process by filling out our Surgical Consent Form prior to your pet's appointment.
At Riverside Veterinary Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Corpus Christi, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Our Corpus Christi vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Corpus Christi and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Veterinary 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.
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair (CCL Surgery)
Repair of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is needed to stabilize the knee joint when the CCL is torn. This is more commonly seen in larger or more active dogs but can affect both dogs and cats of any type.
When torn, surgery is generally recommended as soon as possible to reduce permanent, irreversible joint damage and to relieve pain for your pet.
- 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
At Riverside Veterinary Clinic we practice the most stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
We are always available to answer any questions you may have about your pet's procedure.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely 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 itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.