Technologically Advanced Veterinary Surgery for Your Pet
Lower East Side Animal Hospital’s state-of-the-art technology and professional surgical team provide your pet with superior health care. We understand the stress and anxiety associated with your pet’s surgical procedure. Surgical cases at Lower East Side Animal Hospital are managed with your pet’s best interests and comfort in mind. There is no replacement for the personal attention your pet will get at our facility from admit to discharge. Each patient is assessed uniquely and provided a surgical plan to suit their needs. Regardless of breed, our team is highly skilled, and prepared for your feline friend or your canine companion. Our experience, advanced training, superior surgical suite, and in-house lab ensure your pet is receiving the highest quality veterinary care.
Among our staff veterinarians, we are also proud to have Dr. Amy Kantor on our team, whose practice was limited to surgery for more than 20 years. She is a residency trained surgeon providing surgical solutions for even the most complicated cases. Whether it traditional surgery or laser surgery, her highly-trained, top-notch skills are ready to help your pet with whatever surgical needs they may have.
Types of Veterinary Surgery Procedures
Your pet’s health and safety are of paramount importance, and you can be confident that your pet is receiving the best surgical care. Our veterinary staff has experience in a wide variety of animal surgery procedures from the routine to the complex, such as:
- Mass Removal
- Soft Tissue Procedures
- Radio-wave or Laser Declaw
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Soft Palette Surgery
- Specialty Surgery
- Emergency Surgeries
What to Expect at Your Veterinary Surgery Visit
On the day of your pet’s scheduled surgical procedure, we will admit your pet between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. One of our licensed veterinary technicians will provide your pet with personalized care throughout the procedure and recovery. To help ensure your pet’s safety, we require a pre-operative examination, blood screening, and electrocardiogram (ECG) prior to all anesthetic procedures. We administer a pre-operative sedative to help your pet relax and minimize his or her stress.
During the procedure, we use the highest quality human-grade anesthesia and monitor your pet’s temperature, heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and the oxygen level in the blood. We deliver IV fluids and pain medication to help keep your pet’s core temperature stable and to expedite recovery.
During recovery, a licensed veterinary technician monitors your pet to ensure he or she is provided with warm blankets and is kept comfortable and pain free. After a routine recovery, the surgeon will call you with an update and will schedule a discharge time. At the time of your pet’s discharge, all post-operative care instructions will be discussed with you. If additional pet medications are prescribed, they can be filled at our onsite pharmacy for your added convenience.
Please contact us to schedule your pet’s veterinary surgical appointment. We are available to answer all of your questions regarding the procedure, recovery, or our radiosurgery unit.