Veterinary Surgical Services for Cats & Dogs
We offer several surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Voorhees clinic. Our veterinarians use advanced surgical techniques and protocols to get your pet back on their feet.
During your pet's surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor their breathing and vital signs. Pain management will also be provided to reduce any discomfort following the procedure.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are key priorities after any surgical procedure. You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your pet at home throughout the recovery process.
Following your pet's surgical procedure, our veterinary team will make sure that you are prepared to provide your pet with proper post-op care. Ask your vet if you have any questions about at-home care for your pet to give your companion the best chance at a speedy recovery.
What to Expect From Surgery
With knowledge comes peace of mind. Before your pet's operation, our team will make sure that you understand what the procedure entails, as well as how our strict protocols will keep your pet safe and prevent infection.
At Voorhees Veterinary Center, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
Soft Tissue Surgery
Our office offers soft tissue surgical procedures for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
The veterinarians at Voorhees Veterinary Center can also perform soft tissue surgeries for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
These procedures can also eliminate unwanted behaviors such as aggression, and prevent certain forms of cancer.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed in emergency situations in which the mother is unable to give birth naturally, or if certain breeds are prone to issues during the birthing process.
Ocular surgery can be necessary if your pet is experiencing extreme pain, redness, or other symptoms affecting the eyes that cannot be treated with less invasive options.
Some common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include cataract surgery, eyelid tumor removal, ectropion and entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
Your companion's health and safety is our top priority. If your furry family member's condition requires a surgical specialist to perform their surgery, our veterinarians will gladly refer them to a dedicated ocular surgeon in your area. We will also work closely with them to ensure they have all the information they need regarding your pet's condition.
Cats and dogs can develop masses on the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs, and our veterinarians have plenty of experience to provide your pet with the care they need.
Foreign Body Removal
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
If your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it and get them back on their feet.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If this is the case, your vet will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near you so your pet can get the appropriate care that they need.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible to avoid infection or further damage to the area.
- Dental Surgery
The Surgery Process
We understand that your pet is a member of your family and the prospect of surgery can be frightening and overwhelming. We will only recommend surgery when it is necessary for treating the medical issue at hand. We will care for and treat your pet like part of our family throughout the entire process.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in your area, and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the quality care they deserve.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic
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 wears 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 before every surgery.