Surgical Procedures

All surgical procedures are done in our state-of-the art surgery suite, complete with safe gas anesthesia and sensitive vital sign monitors.

No matter how minor or major the surgery, you want a surgical team that approaches every procedure with the same careful preparation and meticulous attention to detail. We can refer you to surgical specialists who do precisely that, and who give you the peace of mind of knowing your pet is in the hands of a proven professional using advanced surgical procedures.

Pets requiring surgery will receive pre-operative blood work and diagnostic screening as necessary. They will also receive pain medication before, during and after surgery to keep them feeling as comfortable as possible.

We even provide certain orthopedic procedures to repair broken bones and torn ligaments.  A board certified surgeon is available for certain, more complicated operations.

Your pet is an important member of your family, and we treat each patient as if they are part of ours.

What to Expect

  • We will use the morning hours to let your pet settle in, and a veterinarian will perform a complete pre-anesthetic physical exam. If elected, we will also obtain laboratory samples, run diagnostic profiles, and/or place IV catheters.
  • Surgery usually occurs between 2:00-4:00p.m.
  • Most patients are usually ready for discharge between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. You may want to call prior to
    arrival to confirm both your pet and the paperwork are ready to go.
  • If your pet was left for us to address a medical need they will be examined throughout the day as time permits. Please keep in mind pets in pain, or whose conditions may worsen take priority.

To receive an update on your pet, please utilize our new phone system and select option 5 to be directed to the nurse’s station located in the treatment room. A nurse will be assigned to your pet during morning rounds. If you have not heard from us by 3:00 p.m., please feel free to call us. 949-837-7333 ext 5