Before any procedure, the veterinarian will perform a physical exam on the patient. However, because there is always the possibility that a physical exam alone may not identify all health problems, we require pre-anesthetic blood tests be performed within 30 days of the procedure. We will use the information obtained from these tests to tailor an anesthetic protocol especially for your pet so that he or she will be as safe and comfortable before, during, and after surgery.
Our skilled team is experienced in the following surgical procedures:
- Spay and neuter (cat and dog)
- Mass removal
- Wart/cyst removal
- Wound repair
- Suturing lacerations
- Ear hematoma repair
- Cherry eye surgery (third eyelid)
- Your pet should have nothing to eat or drink after 12:00 am the night before the surgery. (No food or water or treats).
- Check-in with the doctor is between 9:00 am on the morning of the procedure. The doctor will discuss discharge times and aftercare instructions.
- Most patients will go home with sutures that will need to be removed approximately 14 days following the procedure. This will be done free of charge.
- Check the suture area regularly for signs of redness, swelling, or irritation and call us if you notice any problems or have any concerns.
- Monitor your pet for signs of chewing or licking at the stitches. A collar is available to help deter your pet from this behavior.
- Pain medication will be provided for your pet if needed. You can also monitor your pet for signs of pain or discomfort. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
If you’d like to schedule a surgery consultation for your pet, give us a call at 212-396-3020. We’re here to help!