dog recovering from surgery


As a pet owner, you want to ensure your pet can lead a healthy, active life. At Anza Animal Clinic, we’re here to support you in that endeavor, and one of the ways we do so is to provide professional pet surgery services to all of our Westlake Village customers. Whether it’s a major surgery or a minor procedure your pet is undergoing, you want to know they’re receiving the best possible care, and our experienced vet staff is committed to providing just that.

Types of Surgery

We have the skills and resources to complete a wide variety of surgical procedures for your dog or cat. These include:

Spay – We recommend that all female dogs and cats be spayed after they go through their first heat cycle. This procedure can be completed in both dogs and cats as early as two months of age, but there is good evidence of joint benefits if they’re older.

This is a routine surgery that involves removing the complete reproductive tract, including the uterus and ovaries. It lessens the risks of your pet developing uterine or breast tumors later in life, and it also diminishes or eliminates unwanted behavioral changes that frequently accompany the heat cycles of both dogs and cats. Spaying a dog takes anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes, while spaying a cat takes between 15 and 20 minutes.

Neuter – We also recommend neutering for all male dogs and cats, as it significantly curtails unwanted behaviors and eliminates the risk that the animal will father an unwanted litter. It also lessens the pet’s chances of developing prostate or testicular cancers later on.

The procedure involves removing the testicles, and it can be completed when the animals are still quite young. However, there is evidence of benefits if it’s done after puberty.

Dental Surgery – As part of our routine checkups, we’ll evaluate your pet to determine if there are any dental issues that warrant further treatment, which may involve surgery if needed. These surgical procedures can include the removal of broken or damaged teeth, as well as treatment to address abscesses, infection, or broken jaws.

Our Technological Advantage

In our practice, we use state-of-the-art CO2 lasers to perform all types of surgical procedures, both major and minor. The benefits of this type of surgery include a lowered risk of infection, less bleeding, less pain, and a quicker recovery time. We also routinely apply a therapy laser treatment immediately following surgery to reduce pain and speed healing.

Professional Pet Surgery Services in Westlake Village

We offer a referral special to all of our existing customers as well, and no matter how many times we’ve seen your pet, we’re committed to providing the best possible care on every visit.

Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and Anza Animal Clinic is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.

Surgery Specialties

  • Soft-tissue
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Dental
  • Ophthalmic
  • Foreign body removal

Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. Anza Animal Clinic’s experienced veterinary anesthesiologists provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort.

Our veterinary team will walk you through the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at (805) 495-1059 to Make An Appointment with your Anza Animal Clinic veterinarian.