We are able to offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Egg Harbor Township veterinary hospital. We always use the most advanced surgical techniques and strongest protocols to help your pet achieve their best possible outcome.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Following your pet's surgery, post-operative monitoring and management of their pain are our two utmost priorities. Your vet will also be able to provide you with instructions for their at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why our vets are recommending a given surgical procedure for your pet. This includes walking you through any preparation or post-operative care you will have to provide you pet while they are at home.
At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we are able to perform emergency and scheduled medical surgeries for your pets to help treat their health issues or to repair their physical trauma.
Our Egg Harbor Township vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available to pets suffering from oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, hepatic and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we neuter or spay a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are generally performed when a mother animal isn't able to safely give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats can often develop masses associated with their skin. These masses can also grow inside their body cavity and become serious or even life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Regardless of whether your pet has consumed an object they shouldn't have or have had an accident that has left them injured, we are able to perform foreign body surgery to remove the offending object.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Egg Harbor Township and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's critically important that a wound be cleaned, disinfected and cared for properly by a veterinarian as soon as possible after your pet is injured.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing in your pet for surgery can be a frightening one. But rest assured, at Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we recommend surgery only when it is in your pet's absolute best interests.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Egg Harbor Township, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will walk through and confirm the specifics of the procedure by conducting a physical exam of your pet. We will also make sure that we complete a series of blood tests in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of complications related to anesthesia.
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 all wear disposable masks and caps at all times while in our surgical suite. Those that are 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 prior to every surgery.
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At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we are able to provide your pet with a wide array of soft tissue surgical procedures for your Egg Harbor Township dog or cat to help them fight illness and recover from serious health issues. Book an Appointment What are soft tissue surgical procedures? Soft ...Read more »
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Always Welcoming New Patients
At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we always accept new patients into our veterinary family. Our veterinarians are passionate about the health and well-being of Egg Harbor Township pets. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment.