Experienced Surgical Care
Our vets regularly perform a number of surgical procedures, including TPLO, dental surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, c-sections and more for pets in Hoquiam and throughout Grays Harbor County.
At our Hoquiam clinic we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs using stringent surgical protocols.
Your pet's safety and comfort are our priority. During each surgery our vets perform, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. You will be provided with thorough instructions for the at-home care of your pet.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Raintree Veterinary Center, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
At our Hoquiam veterinary hospital our 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.
During Caesarean 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.
- Ocular & Ophthalmology
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular or ophthalmology surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Hoquiam and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- 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 an animal surgeon near Hoquiam 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.
A urethrotomy is a procedure in which an incision is made into the urethra, most often to treat a blockage or trauma caused by a urinary obstruction such as a bladder or kidney stone.
A cystotomy is a surgical incision made into the urinary bladder. This procedure is used to remove bladder stones, tumors, or other bladder-related trauma.
- 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 Hoquiam.
Torn cranial cruciate ligaments are the most common orthopedic injury in dogs, causing knee pain and reduced mobility.
At Raintree Veterinary Center our vets perform Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery as an effective long-term solution for addressing CCL injuries in dogs.
- Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)
If your dog has a torn cranial cruciate ligament (the CCL, similar to the ACL in humans), your vet may recommend TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) to help restore your dog's mobility and eliminate pain.
TPLO is a very effective long-term solution for addressing cruciate injuries in dogs. After this surgery, the dynamics of your dog’s knee will be altered so that the torn ligament is no longer required
If your dog requires a specialist veterinary surgeon our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Hoquiam and work closely with your dog's surgeon to ensure that your pup receives the best possible care.
- Spaying & Neutering
When dogs and cats are spayed or neutered they are surgically sterilized to avoid unwanted litters, prevent disease, and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians regularly perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
Our team at Raintree Veterinary Center understands that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your dog or cat requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Hoquiam, and work closely with your veterinary surgical specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Our team 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.
At Raintree Veterinary Center, our skilled veterinarians perform scheduled and emergency C-sections for Hoquiam dogs and cats. Request Appointment What is a C-Section? A C-section (or cesarean) is a major surgery involving the removal of puppies or kittens from the uterus of a dog or cat. C-sections are often performed in emer...Read more »
At our Hoquiam veterinary clinic our experienced vets offer vision care and the diagnosis and surgical treatment of eye and eyelid disorders for cats and dogs. Request Appointment What are ocular procedures for pets? Some of the most common veterinary ocular procedures our vets at Raintree Veterinary Center perform include catara...Read more »
At Raintree Veterinary Center, our skilled veterinary team provides a comprehensive range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients in Hoquiam. Request Appointment What are soft tissue surgical procedures? Most surgeries that are not in the sphere of Orthopedic Surgery fall into the category of Soft Tissue S...Read more »
Spay and neuter are common surgeries performed at our animal clinic in Hoquiam. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats can help to control the unwanted animal population in Grays Harbor County and offer a number of health benefits to cats and dogs. Request Appointment What is spaying and neutering? Both spaying and neuterin...Read more »
The veterinary surgeons at Raintree Veterinary Center provide surgical services for Hoquiam cats and dogs affected by a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Request Appointment What is orthopedic surgery? Veterinary orthopedic surgery consists of surgical procedures that address the joints, skeletal system and their associated so...Read more »