Surgery

Surgery

Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and Williamsburg Animal Clinic is proud to offer a full range of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to more advanced procedures, including:

  • Biopsies/mass removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Amputations
  • Dental
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Ophthalmic

Patient safety and comfort are our main priorities. Williamsburg Animal Clinic’s experienced medical team provides skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort. We may refer some complicated cases to a specialist depending on your budget, as the price of surgery can vary dramatically.

Preparing for Surgery

We require all surgery patients to be fasted from 11pm the night before the procedure unless otherwise informed. Failure to withhold food and water as instructed prior to admitting your pet for surgery can be dangerous; for those reasons we will reserve the right to cancel your pet’s procedure. The exception to this rule is exotic and pocket pets (birds, lizards, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, etc.). These pets need food and water regularly, so do not withhold food and water unless otherwise informed.

You will receive a phone call the day before your appointment to confirm and remind you to withhold food and water the night before surgery.

If your pet is staying with us overnight after surgery, we ask that you bring a small amount of your pet’s food with you when you arrive for the surgical appointment.

Please be aware that we have a surgery no-show policy. It is important that you call us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule to avoid being charged a fee.

Anesthesia

Many pet parents are concerned when their pets have surgery or another procedure that requires anesthesia. While there is some degree of risk with any medical procedure, we use the safest available anesthetics and tailor them to your pet’s needs. We also require a pre-operative exam and blood testing to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.

We closely monitor all vitals to make sure your pet is safe and unharmed while he or she is under anesthesia, including heart activity, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory system, and temperature.

We understand surgery is a stressful time for any pet parent, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions, walk you through the process, and put your mind at ease. If you’re considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at (718) 302-2420 to schedule a consultation.