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Veterinary Surgery & Anesthesia at BPH

Balboa Pet Hospital performs an array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. We are partners with local oncologists for any necessary follow up cancer care. Watch this informative video from the American Veterinary Medical Association to understand more about all anesthetic surgeries and procedures. At Balboa Pet Hospital, we abide by highest safety standards.  This video is an excellent overview of Pet Anesthesia. If you wish to have surgery performed by a Board-Certified Surgeon, we offer this option as well right here in our veterinary hospital. (The link above will take you to AVMA page on pet care for pet owners.  It is also a great client educational resource.)

Monitoring your pet's cardiovascular system is vital during any anesthetic procedure. For this reason, Balboa Pet Hospital Veterinarians use the best anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols that are available. Your pet's anesthesia is tailored to them specifically, which includes consideration of: the type of surgical procedure being performed, any preexisting conditions, blood tests, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience. We require IV fluids on all surgical patients.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician or assistant. We continually monitor your pet's oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. Of course, recovery is monitored until your pet is awake.

Pain Free & Safety Protocols 

surgery.jpgWe understand the importance of pain management to our patients and to you.  The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has an excellent page for educating yourself as a pet parent.  Relieving pain is important to the recovery of your pet. Keeping their pain under control is an important aspect of our surgery protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

Surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Balboa Pet Hospital we strive to ensure your pet's surgery procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.  We pride ourselves on our pain management protocols and rigorous safety standards throughout our pet hospital.

Our team of highly trained veterinarians and multiple experienced veterinary technicians and assistants, will provide you with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the surgery entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

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Testimonials

  •           8/29/2017

    I love Balboa Pet Hospital! Balboa Pet Hospital's staff is amazing! The staff is knowledgeable, caring and above all honest! I feel confident that my pets are getting the best possible care there. The staff has always taken time to answer all of my questions and if I think of something after my appointment, I can just email! I know I won’t have to wait too long for response.

    Unfortunately, this year I’ve had to make some really difficult decisions. The compassion the staff showed to both my pet and I made these unbearable times tolerable. I am indebted to both Dr. Del Rosso and (the wonderful) Dr. Ravn for their kindness, compassion and dedication.

    If you are new to the area or just looking for a new vet, please give Balboa pet Hospital a call!

  •           6/5/2017

    LOVE everything about this place!!! The people are all super nice & caring. I never feel like they’re trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. The vets (especially Dr. Alice Chan) are wonderful, I always fee; comfortable coming here whenever Walle has an issue. They even help me file the insurance claims after each visit! Would highly recommended any pet owners to see them for their fur-baby needs.

  •           6/5/2017

    My dog has been a regular patient since 7 years ago. Once in a while we visit other hospitals due to time conflicts. However, we always go back to Balboa Pet Hospital. My dog has bad allergy and the doctors and assistants always follow up with us after the treatments or visits, help us submit the insurance claims. It’s not a cheapest place to go but their patience and caring are irreplaceable.

  •           4/28/2017

    I’m glad to have found Balboa Pet Hospital near my home. It’s definitely a hidden gem! Dr. Chan saw my dog, Oreo, for her skin problem last week, and my three cats, Pepper, Tofu and Cola, today for annual check-up. She’s very patient (especially with Oreo who’s shy to strangers), knowledgeable and approachable. The front staffs are also very friendly and helpful. They are so prompt to reply my email (within a few hours when I checked back my mailbox). All my pets are about 1-year-old and I’ll definitely bring them here for their health issues/checkup in many years followed.

  •           5/4/2017

    Brought my dog here for a checkup and some minor concerns. Dr. Chan was very professional. She got my dog the treatment he needed and answered all my questions regarding my concerns. The rest of the staff were very friendly and gentle with my dog. You could tell that the staff are genuine animal lovers; definitely something you want when you entrust the health of your pet to someone.

  •           5 of 5

    Been bringing our animals to Balboa for over 25 years and will continue because they provide great advice and care. We love Dr. D and staff are really helpful and friendly. Now if I can find medical care for myself like my animals get at Balboa...

  •           5 of 5

    I have been a patron of Balboa Pet Hospital for almost 500 years now (wink). I love Everybody there and feel they are have always been a great resource and the BEST support system for everything pertaining to my pets.

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    The staff is very kind and gentle, the doctors are very caring and patient when dealing with my scared cat Lulu. I appreciate the time they took to put her at ease and making this procedure as painless as possible for the both of us. Will definitely be spreading the word. Thank you Balboa Pet Hospital.
     

    Linda P.

    San Francisco, CA

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