Our vets can perform a range of surgical procedures for cats, dogs, and exotic pets at our animal clinic in Fairfield, NJ, using stringent surgical protocols.
In each surgery that is performed at our hospital, a dedicated nurse will provide your pet with anesthesia and pain management. They will also monitor your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment.
Following the surgery, our team prioritizes pain management and post-operative monitoring. Your vet will also give you detailed discharge instructions for at-home care.
What You Can Expect from Surgery
Our veterinary team will always keep you completely informed regarding why we are recommending surgery, as well as any post-operative care your pet will require at home. Our clinic practices stringent surgical protocols.
At All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital, we offer our patients a range of medical and emergency surgeries in order to help treat diseases and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries obtained during trauma.
Our Fairfield, NJ vets perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries on a regular basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We can provide pets that have a nose, throat, or ear disorder, with soft tissue surgery.
We can also offer this procedure to patients with hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When our vets spay or neuter cats or dogs, they are surgically sterilizing them to help prevent diseases and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, our surgical team removes kittens or puppies from their mother's uterus.
We typically perform C-sections when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removals
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with their skin. Masses can grow inside a pet's body cavity, if the masses aren't treated quickly, that can become serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a relatively common procedure among cats and dogs.
- Exploratory and biopsies
This surgery takes place in the abdomen and is usually used to remove tumors or foreign objects from an animal's intestine or stomach. They can also be done to take biopsies from a cat or dog's internal organs.
- Abscess Surgery
Our vets use this procedure to drain pus from an infection (an abscess). This helps relieve pain and treat the abscess.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians offer dental surgeries for both cats and dogs. Some of these surgeries can include gum disease treatment, jaw fracture repairs and tooth extractions.
The Surgery Process
We realize it can be frightening having to take your pet to the vet for surgery. We want you to know that we only recommend surgery as a treatment option when it's in your animal companion's best interest.
We'll make sure that you completely understand the reasons why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable deciding to move forward with the procedure.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary surgical specialist near Fairfield, NJ, and work with them closely to guarantee your pet gets the highest quality of care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Your vet will confirm the specific details of the procedure, conduct a comprehensive physical examination of your pet, and make sure all of the blood tests have been completed and reviewed in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. All of the surgeries we perform are completed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept fully sterile to prevent cross-contamination and infection.
Surgical attire. Our team wears disposable caps and masks the full time that they are in the surgical suite. All people involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.