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General Surgeries

General Surgeries Offered by Del Norte 

Animal Hospital

We know that pet owners treat their pets as members of their families. At the same time, it can be scary for someone to hear that their pet is going to need surgery. At the Del Norte Animal Hospital, we are here to provide everyone in the San Diego, CA area with access to a trained veterinarian. Our surgeons at our animal hospital 4s ranch include names such as Dr. Carrie Bone and Dr. Lidja Gillmeister. Our surgeons have an incredible amount of training and experience when it comes to pet surgery. We can perform a number of different procedures that will get your pets happy and healthy once again. 


Common Surgeries Performed at Del Norte Animal Hospital

At the Del Norte Animal Hospital, there are a few common procedures that we perform. Some of our most common operations include:

Mass RemovalsMass removals are incredibly common in our office. We know that many people associate mass removals with cancer. This isn't always the case. Sometimes, we cannot tell if a tumor is cancerous or not until we remove it. We will be with you every step of the way.

CystostomyIn this procedure, a hole is placed in the top of the bladder directly through the skin. This is typically done when a pet is retaining urine and it cannot exit the urethra. This is usually done because there is a blockage int he urethra that prevents normal voiding.

Abdominal SurgeryOur scope of abdominal surgeries is wide. Sometimes, we do abdominal surgery to remove an abscess that might be present in the belly. In other cases, there might be a foreign body that needs to be removed. Still, other pets might have a hole in their intestines that must be addressed.

Spay and Neutering Services Of course, we also provide spay and neuter services to our pets. It is important to control the animal population and ensure that every pet has a happy and healthy home. Trust us to take care of your pet's surgery needs.

Call Del Norte Animal Hospital Today to Learn More

When a pet is going to have surgery, it is normal to have questions. All of these questions deserve to be answered. At the Del Norte Animal Hospital, our team will take the time to talk with you about everything that is going to happen in the operating room. This is a team effort and you are an important member of that team. To learn more about our services and how we can help you and your pet, please call us today to make an appointment. We are here for the San Diego, CA area.

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