While we always recommend the least invasive treatment that can effectively address a pet’s medical concerns, surgery is still sometimes necessary to address a health problem and improve a pet’s quality of life. We are highly experienced in performing a variety of surgical procedures and are always here to answer any questions you might have about your pet’s upcoming appointment.

Surgical Services at St. Francis Veterinary Medical Center

At St. Francis Veterinary Medical Center, we’re experienced in and fully equipped to provide our patients with a variety of surgical services and treatments. We perform both routine and non-routine soft tissue surgeries, oral surgery, general surgery, and more.
Some of the procedures commonly performed in our state-of-the-art surgical suite include:

We provide a variety of surgical procedures to our patients. However, if your pet requires specialized surgical treatment outside of our realm of expertise, we might refer you to a veterinary surgeon who specializes in the type of procedure your pet needs.

What to Expect When Your Pet Needs Surgery

Preoperative Care

Before your pet’s surgery, we’ll schedule an appointment to perform a pre-operative physical examination and run a routine blood test, urine and ECG to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the procedure and associated general anesthesia.

At this time, we welcome you to ask us any questions you might have about your pet’s operation and care. We will also provide you with pre-operative instructions that will likely include restricting your pet’s food the night before surgery and possibly administering medication.

Day of Surgery

We work with the utmost care and attention to detail and use only the highest quality medications, surgical tools, and patient monitoring equipment to ensure safe and effective surgical procedures with minimal recovery times.

Post-Operative Care and Recovery

After your pet’s procedure, we’ll provide you with a set of care instructions before we discharge your pet. This might include administering medication, caring for your pet’s incision site, restricting activities, and scheduling a follow-up exam.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Pet in East Hanover

To learn more about our services, we welcome you to schedule an appointment for your pet with a veterinarian at St. Francis Veterinary Medical Center in East Hanover today.