Pet Surgery in Oakland

Many pets will need surgery at some point in their lives, whether it’s spay/neuter surgery or perhaps a fracture. In addition to our many preventive care services at Thornhill Pet Hospital, we offer surgical service—all with the goal of keeping your pet healthy and happy. Dr. Yang is performs a number of soft tissue surgeries in-house. We also have board-certified veterinary surgeons available by appointment only to perform orthopedic surgeries in-house. For more complex surgical procedures, we can refer out to one of several veterinary surgery specialty practices in the Bay Area.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every surgical patient we treat receives the best possible care, with consideration to their safety and comfort. With our state-of-the-art equipment and modern monitoring equipment, you can be confident that your pet will be in good hands during their surgery at Thornhill Pet Hospital.

Most Common Pet Surgeries

Soft tissue surgery is a procedure that does not involve the bone and can result in a number of health benefits for your pet. Some of the most common soft tissue surgeries that we perform at our hospital include:

  • Spaying/neutering
  • Mass removal
  • Ear surgery (to treat aural hematomas)
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What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

Your pet’s safety is our #1 priority, which is why we perform in house pre-anesthetic blood work before any surgical procedure. We also conduct a physical exam to determine if there are any underlying health issues that may hinder anesthesia or the surgery itself. Once our doctor determines that your pet is healthy enough for surgery, we begin our monitoring process to check your pet’s heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. We monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery.

After your pet’s surgery is complete, we continue to monitor them as they awaken from the anesthesia. We will then contact you to let you know your pet’s status and prepare discharge instructions for at-home care upon your arrival to pick your pet up. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about your pet’s recovery.


A small, family owned and run practice that is reasonably priced and very honest. Dr. Yang is friendly, thorough and knowledgeable and is always very sweet to our cat!

Dr. Yang and his staff are awesome and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.

Great Doctor, Great staff! Small practice,they take their time and explain everything. Everyone is very knowledgeable and friendly. Prices are reasonable and they are not focused on up selling.

We love Dr. Yang and his staff. We have been gong there for over a decade.


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