With each surgical procedure we perform at our Suffolk County animal hospital, we practice stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to continuously monitor your pet. We also provide pain management.
After surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended and regarding any post-operative care your pet will require at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our animal hospital.
At Deer Park Animal Hospital, we help treat conditions and diseases in pets or repair injuries sustained through trauma by performing medical and emergency surgeries.
Our vets in Suffolk County routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are used to treat pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, hepatic, oncological, skin and urogenital disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying or neutering a cat or dog involves surgically sterilizing them to prevent disease. This also provides them with an extended life expectancy.
When we perform Caesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are usually performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can sometimes develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can turn serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both dogs and cats.
- Foreign Body
Cats or dogs may ingest a foreign object or get an item stuck inside their body.
Whether your pet has eaten something they shouldn't have or an accident has resulted in an injury, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove the item.
In some cases, specialized equipment or skills are required to perform pet surgery. If this is the case for your animal, your vet can refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Suffolk County and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds can occur when living tissue has been broken, cut, torn, burnt or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds are cleaned, disinfected and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
- Orthopedic Surgery
With orthopedic surgery, we can correct diseases and injuries of the tendons, joints, ligaments, bones and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from an injury or condition that requires advanced specialized care, your veterinarian will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Suffolk County.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These procedures 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 making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Suffolk County, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any 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 wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those 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.
New Patients Welcome
Deer Park Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Suffolk County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.