Surgery for Dogs & Cats in South Plainfield
We offer a wide variety of veterinary surgical services for dogs and cats at our South Plainfield veterinary clinic, using stringent and state-of-the-art surgical safety protocols and techniques.
Throughout each surgery, a dedicated member of our team will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using our electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for your pet.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet may require once at home. We practice stringent safety protocols at our hospital.
At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we perform surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our South Plainfield vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets who are suffering from nose, throat and ear 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 neuter or spay your dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease,. reduce unwanted behaviors, prevent litters and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats can often develop masses associated with their skin, especially as they age. Masses may also grow inside their body cavity and can be serious or even life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
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.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near South Plainfield and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Dental Surgery
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 know that it can be a daunting prospect to bring you pet in for surgery , but we want to assure you that we only recommend veterinary surgery when it is in the best interests of your pet.
We will also make sure that you understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet and that you are comfortable making the decision to move forward with the procedure.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near South Plainfield, 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.