Totowa
Animal Hospital

819 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ, 07512

Surgical Procedures

We are proud to extend surgical services to our patients

Our skilled physicians and technicians are proficient in a variety of surgical procedures, allowing your pet to obtain precise care. Prior to scheduling surgery, we will discuss all treatment options available to you and your pet. Our goal is to allow you to fully understand the benefits and potential risks of surgery and make an informed decision about your pet’s care. Patients will also need to complete a full physical evaluation and blood work panel to ensure there are no preexisting conditions that could negatively affect pet health when anesthesia is used. Once your pet has cleared their physical exam, surgery can be scheduled.

Common reasons for pet surgery:

Spay and neuter

Undescended Testicles

Declawing felines

Pyometra

Cesarean Section ( C-Section )

Cherry Eye

Entropion

Extropion

Radical Mastictomy

Perianal Adenoma

Limb Amputation

Anal gland removal

Exploratory laparotomy

Splenectomy

Stomach and Intestinal Foreign object

Intestinal resection and anastomosis

Gastropexy

Gastrostomy

Eye Enucleation

Tumor Removal

Nasal folds resection

Cruciate ligament surgery

Patellar luxation repair

Cystotomy

Bladder Stone removal

Lymph node biopsy

Fracture repair

Femoral head osteotomy

Urinary bladder stone removal

Perennial urethrostomy

What does surgery involve?

Surgery for pets is very similar to surgery for humans. During the pre-operative appointment, the necessary preparations for surgery will be discussed. If your pet is having anesthesia, fasting will be required, and we request that you inform us of any medications your pet is taking. With some surgeries, an overnight stay at our facility is necessary so we can continue to monitor your pet’s recovery. If this is required with your surgery, you will be notified during your pre-operative appointment.

We believe that pain management is a critical aspect of recovery. We make an added effort to provide your pet with superior comfort. If we feel that post-operative pain management would be beneficial to your pet, we will prescribe additional medication.

Upon the completion of surgery, you will be informed of all care instructions for recovery. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s surgery, or would like to schedule a surgery, please contact our office.

Blood Tests

Blood tests examine hormone levels. Changes in certain hormones indicate heart failure.