Pet Surgery at Animal General
At some point in your pet's life, the need for surgery may very well come up. While it's understandable for pet owners to feel worried or upset at the prospect of their beloved friend undergoing a surgical procedure, the truth is that surgery offers some profound benefits, from preventing dangerous diseases and easing chronic pain, to potentially saving your pet's life in a crisis. Here at Animal General in New York City, we're proud to provide state-of-the-art surgical techniques and the highest standards of surgical care you'll find anywhere.
When Pet Surgery
While conservative veterinary care can accomplish a great deal, invasive procedures are sometimes necessary. There are many kinds of pet surgery, each offering its own distinct benefits. Examples include:
- Spay and neuter surgery - Removal of the reproductive organs may sometimes be prescribed to combat illness such as pyometra (a uterine infection). Most commonly, however, healthy animals are spayed or neutered to prevent the possibility of unwanted pregnancies. Spay and neuter surgery also eliminates the risk of many reproductive cancers and reduces the risk of certain other diseases as well.
- Orthopedic surgery - A complex fracture, serious case of arthritis, or ruptured knee ligament may call for orthopedic surgery. We can replace ligaments or alter joint surfaces so that the affected joint no longer needs a working ligament at all. We can also fuse arthritic joints to prevent bone-on bone friction, mend fractures with metal hardware, and install hip replacements.
- Internal surgery - If we're having trouble diagnosing an internal condition, we may perform exploratory surgery to get a better look at the affected area. We can operate on damaged or diseased organs and other tissues to remove tumors, correct abnormalities, and improve function.
- Emergency surgery - A traumatic injury, blocked urinary system, ingested object or case of bloat represents are all emergency situations. We can act swiftly and accurately to stop bleeding, remove dangerous objects, or un-twist your pet's digestive organs.
Complete Surgical Care from Your New York City Veterinarian
Any New York City veterinarian on our team can see your pet through the entire process of surgery, from pre-operative exams to post-operative followup care. We administer anesthesia with tremendous care, watching your pet's health the whole time. When your pet can go home, we will make sure you have the necessary medications and home care instructions to help him recuperate as easily as possible.
Contact Our Clinic Today
Animal General is ready to serve as your all-in-one source for pet surgery. Call our New York City office today at (212) 501-9600 to schedule a pre-operative consultation and exam!