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Surgical Procedures

The surgery your pet needs and the skilled surgeon you want!

When your pet needs surgery, we know that you want to be assured that he or she is in good hands. Here at El Cid Animal Clinic, we want you to know just how important your pet is to us. Dr. Xavier Garcia has been practicing veterinarian medicine and surgery for over 26 years. Even though a spay or neuter procedure is fairly common, it is one of the most important surgeries your pet might have. With that kept in mind, we ensure that these procedures are always performed in a compassionate and gentle manner, giving you and your pet a good experience throughout.

Since we are an American Animal Hospital Associated (AAHA) accredited hospital since 2010, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion and keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we do our best to deliver excellent care for pets because they deserve nothing less. Prior to recommending a surgical procedure, we’ll evaluate your pet and determine whether a less invasive (and economical) course of treatment could be used. We will discuss all of your options and only proceed when you are sure you feel completely comfortable with your decision.

Once a decision has been reached and surgery has been scheduled we can then go forward with the treatment plan. Before your pet’s surgery, we perform a complete physical examination and conduct a series of blood tests. We use these tests to identify any pre-existing conditions that may affect the use of anesthesia on your pet. From the information we collect, we can develop an anesthetic protocol that’s unique to your pet. Your pet’s comfort, safety, and health during surgery is the hospital’s #1 priority.

Please keep in mind that we do not perform non-anesthetic procedure due to the level of pain a patient can feel. However, we have access to the latest and safest anesthetic drug combinations in the market to make the procedure as safe and comfortable as we can for your beloved pet. These drug combinations also help your pet recover from anesthesia much smoother and with fewer side effects.

The importance of Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery:

With millions of pets flooding U.S. animal shelters every year, animal overpopulation is a real epidemic.

According to the American Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 6.5 million pets enter shelters every year! When you have your pet spayed or neutered, you can rest easy knowing you’re not contributing to animal homelessness.

Pet spay and/or neuter surgery also gives your pet innumerable benefits they couldn’t receive any other way, such as;

•  The chances for certain gender-specific cancers drastically decrease
•  In both males and females roaming behavior is diminished
•  The incidence of mammary gland tumors is reduced in females.
•  The amount of unwanted pregnancies and litters is reduced in females.
•  The incidence of a prostate disease is reduced in males.
•  The chances of developing testicular cancer are eliminated in males.
•  Urine marking and spraying behavior are reduced in both males and females.
•  Mounting behavior is reduced in males.

Please do keep in mind that regardless of how beneficial a neuter can be for a male dog; the pet has to be of the correct age to be able to have the procedure. During your consultation, the doctor will be able to discuss with you if now is a good time to have your pet spayed or neutered.

Post-Surgical Care:

We utilize pre and post-surgical pain management to ensure that our patient was comfortable during the procedure and relaxed as they begin the healing process. Your veterinarian will utilize a combination of medications to assure that your pet has a safe, effective procedure.

Regardless of how common or uncommon your pet’s surgical needs are we will be happy to provide you with answers. Surgeries at El Cid Animal Clinic are performed only by our experienced veterinarian, Dr. Xavier Garcia, every Tuesday and Thursday. If you would like additional information and pricing please call us at (561) 832-7922.

Additional pet surgeries we provide:

•  Spay
•  Neuter
•  Orthopedic
•  Dentistry/ Oral surgery
•  Jawline fractures
•  Enucleation
•  Eyelid Protrusion (Cherry Eye)
•  Entropion (Eyelids that roll inward)
•  Soft Tissue
•  Mass Biopsy
•  Mass/Tumor Removal
•  Bladder surgery
•  Gastrointestinal Exploratory surgery
•  Gastropexy (tacking of the stomach to prevent bloating)
•  And much more!