Pet Surgery

All pets, no matter the size, will likely need some sort of medical procedure or surgery in their lives. Whether you have farm animals or dogs and cats, your pet is at risk for getting injured. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Laurel NY, our veterinarian is highly experienced in pet surgeries and procedures. We will guide you through any pet surgery to make the process easier for you.


Diagnosing Pets

It's important to get an exact diagnosis that is formed by doing medical tests on any pet, just like the tests that are performed on humans. The exact root of the problem needs to be addressed to form a plan of treatment, which can include surgery. If you have concerns about your pet’s health, our veterinarian will perform an exam and several tests to determine if anything is wrong with your animal.

The digital X-rays are performed in the same manner on pets at our animal hospital as they are on humans. The high-quality images can determine the state of your pet’s skeletal system. We also provide advanced imaging through computed tomography (CT). This test can catch abnormalities that were not seen on an X-ray. Other tests that we may use in the laboratory are a complete urinalysis, blood typing, blood clotting functions, complete blood counts (CBC), and electrolytes. 

Common Pet Surgeries

The most common elective pet surgeries are spaying and neutering cats and dogs or other small animals. Another common surgery is surgical anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL repair. This type of surgery stabilizes bones to reduce future injuries. Dental surgery is common in pets with gum disease. We provide surgeries for abscessed teeth, retaining of baby teeth, and tooth removal from smaller pets, such as rabbits, to larger pets, such as your equine family members. Skin masses may occur in any type of animal as it ages. These need to be monitored for cancer cells, which will need to be removed immediately.

Anesthesia and Pet Surgery

Pets are put under anesthesia when they have surgery so they won't feel pain. Many pets are hurting and anxious and they receive medication to calm them and sedate them. Your pet will be very groggy after waking from anesthesia, and you will likely need to monitor your pet for some time. You should also make plans to isolate your pet from other animals for a few days so it can begin to heal in a small area and not reinjure the wounds.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Laurel, NY for Pet Surgery

No matter what type of pet you may have, we are happy to meet it and help to diagnose any problems it has. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Laurel, NY, our vet cares for dogs, cats, rabbits, farm animals, and more. Our animal hospital has all the tools we need to ensure that your pet is happy and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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