Surgical Services for Pets
At our veterinary clinic Port Jefferson, we perform a wide variety of surgical procedures for both cats and dogs. At our clinic, we follow stringent surgical protocols.
During each procedure, a specialized nurse will administer the anesthesia and keep constant watch over your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. In addition to that, there will be pain management.
Following surgical procedures, our top priorities are post-operative monitoring as well as pain management. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions on how to care for your pet at home.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and about any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Jefferson Animal Hospital to help treat diseases and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Our Port Jefferson vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Port Jefferson and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Pet surgery may necessitate the use of specialized skills or equipment in some cases. If this is the case with your animal, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Port Jefferson and collaborate with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the best care possible.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
Orthopedic surgery treats injuries and diseases of your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that necessitates advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your pet to a veterinarian near Port Jefferson.
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Port Jefferson and will collaborate with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the procedure details, conduct a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian to determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery we perform.