Vet Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Ventura
At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) in Ventura, our board-certified veterinary surgeons perform advanced surgery while putting your pet’s safety and comfort at the forefront.Book an Appointment
Our Surgical Services
At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) in Ventura, our surgicenter is a custom-designed, cutting-edge facility staffed by leaders in the field of veterinary surgery.
We offer comprehensive surgeries ranging from elective surgery for sports medicine patients, to total hip replacement and open heart surgery.
Veterinary surgeries are performed using the most advanced technology available, with a fully trained support staff available to surgical patients.
Based on your pet’s problems, our surgical specialists will perform a detailed examination and discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks and expected outcomes with you.
Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons
A veterinary surgeon has undergone four years of additional training after veterinary school to become a certified specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a rigorous three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
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What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery in Ventura
At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG), our surgicenter is equipped with cutting-edge surgical instrumentation and equipment, including laminar flow operating suites and digital video arthroscopy units. Everything we do, every decision we make, is designed to ensure post-operative success for your pet.
- Anesthesia & Pain Management
Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is tailored to his or her specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.
We take extra care to ensure your pet is pain free during and after surgery often by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia and systemic medications).
- Continuous Patient Monitoring
We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals during surgery.
- Sterilization Techniques
All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means our operative suite has positive pressure air flow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.
Our surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown).
- Surgical Lasers
In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam can efficiently vaporize living tissue with extreme precision while sealing capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.
Our veterinary surgeons use surgical lasers which offer significant benefits to patients including reduced pain, bleeding, swelling and faster recovery.
- Post-Operative Care
Once surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and plan.
Some pets are able to return home the next day while others are required to stay longer and will need critical care. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.
When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.