Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Newtown
At Newtown Veterinary Specialists, our surgical suite is an ultramodern facility staffed by experienced professionals in the field of veterinary surgery.
Our surgical team Deb Weisman, DVM, MS, DACVS and Jason Headrick DVM, PhD have the education, expertise, and experience needed to conduct the most advanced surgical procedures to give your cat or dog their best chance at a complete recovery.
Depending on your pet’s condition, our surgical specialist will implement an in-depth examination and will explain to you the diagnostic tests, procedures, risks, and expected outcomes of the procedure.
Meet Our Veterinary Surgeons
A veterinary surgeon is trained to provide advanced surgical procedures to help in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet.
What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery in Newtown
At Newtown Veterinary Specialists, our surgical suite is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical instruments and equipment. Every action we take, and decision we make, is made to ensure the post-operative success of your cat or dog's procedure.
- Anesthesia & Pain Management
We make an anesthetic plan that is tailored to every pet's specific condition. We will examine your pet's overall cardiovascular health and conduct lab work and tests to make sure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
We take extra care to make sure your pet doesn't feel pain during and after surgery by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural Anesthesia, and systemic medications).
- Continuous Patient Monitoring
We use advanced equipment to monitor your pet's vitals during surgery (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, etc.).
- Sterilization Techniques
We implement a strict sterile technique for all of our procedures. This means our surgical suite has positive pressure airflow and the room is cleaned following every procedure.
Our surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown).
- Post-Operative Care
Following the surgery, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and requirements for your pet's post-operative care.
Your pet will never be left unattended after their surgery. Patients recover in our closely watched intensive care unit. Depending on your pet's condition they may have to stay with us overnight and will be monitored around the clock by our highly trained, compassionate nurses.
An emergency doctor will be on-site all day and night.
When you come to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.
At Newtown Veterinary Specialists], we conduct a range of emergency and medical surgeries to help cats and dogs with various diseases, conditions or injuries.
Our surgical team in Newtown perform the following surgeries on a routine basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Our surgeons perform soft tissue surgical procedures for cats and dogs that are suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
We also can conduct these operations for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, skin disorders, and more.
- Neurologic Surgery
This type of surgery is also known as brain surgery and it consists of treating conditions in the brain, peripheral nerves, muscles, and spinal cord.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Our surgeons use orthopedic surgery for dogs and cats with diseases and injuries in their bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your companion. Orthopedic surgery at our clinic will also include a complete orthopedic examination, including diagnosis of causes of lameness and pain.
Some of the specific conditions we use this type of surgery for include treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture, bone tumor removal, fracture repair of all types, hip dysplasia, joint dislocation repair, limb deformity correction, and more.
- Oncologic Surgery
We use this type of surgery to remove different types of tumors such as abdominal, brain, heart, lung, peripheral nerve, and spinal among many others.