Surgery

When your dog or cat needs surgery, it can be a trying and stressful time for you, too. The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays strives to alleviate the stress for you and avoid discomfort for your animal companion. Your pet’s safety during surgery and recovery is our highest priority. Whether your pet is here for a routine spay or neuter or requires a more complex surgery, the veterinarians and staff at The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays provide excellent veterinary care throughout the entire process. We encourage you to ask questions about your pet’s operation and invite you to call and check on your pet following surgery. Your peace of mind is important to us, so please tell us of your concerns. Your pet deserves high-quality, stress-free surgical care. At The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays, your pet receives state-of-the-art surgery from our team of compassionate, highly-trained veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The latest monitoring technology, fully-equipped surgical suite and advanced anesthetic equipment are used in order to make your pet’s surgery as safe, comfortable, stress-free and pain-free as possible.

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Anesthetized patients are closely observed by a trained licensed veterinary technician and doctor. You pet’s pulse and oxygen blood level are continuously monitored by a pulse oximeter.  This instrument is cutting-edge and is commonly found in human hospitals. It measures EKG, oxygen level, respirations, pulse, and body temperature. The monitors are set to alert the doctor or technician at the first sign of deviation from normal. State of the art injectable and gas anesthesia is used for all patients. Our anesthesia machines are calibrated and serviced regularly to ensure safe and accurate delivery of anesthesia. We have special gas anesthesia for high risk patients and pocket pets.

We address pain control in all our surgical patients. During anesthesia, all patients are maintained on intravenous fluids and are placed on a heated table for optimum comfort. Pain level is gauged for each procedure and the appropriate pain control is used to keep your pet comfortable while he or she recuperates. We often use long-acting local anesthetics to completely eliminate any discomfort immediately after surgery.

We help your pet safely recover from surgery with our comprehensive Pain Management Program, careful nursing care by our trained staff, special diets, and most importantly, gentle individualized attention and encouragement.

 

 

Surgical Procedures

No matter what your pet’s surgical needs, we can help. The veterinarians at The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays perform a wide-array of surgical procedures, including:

  • Soft tissue, abdominal and thoracic surgery
  • Spay  & Neuter
  • Growth/Tumor Removal
  • Intestinal and bladder surgery
  • Ophthalmologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery – cruciate ligament repair, patella luxation repair, hip problems and most long bone fractures

For advanced surgical procedures, we consult with a board-certified veterinary surgeon who visits the practice and performs the surgery with our assistance.

Spay & Neuter

We recommend spaying and neutering your pets between the ages of 4-6 months.

Common myths

Spaying or neutering your pet does not:

•Cause laziness or hyperactivity

•Reduce its instinct to protect your family and home

•Cause immature behaviors

•Postpone or delay normal behavioral maturity

• Alter its personality in any manner

Spaying your Female Pet

  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer.
  • Eliminates unwanted pregnancies.
  • If spay before the first heat cycle, your pet has a less than 1 percent chance of developing breast cancer. If spayed after one heat cycle, your pet has an 8 percent chance of developing breast cancer. If spayed after two heat cycles, the risk increases to 26 percent. After 2 years, no protective benefit exists.
  • Pets with diabetes or epilepsy should be spayed to prevent hormonal changes that may interfere with medication.

Neutering your Male Pet

  • Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, the second most common tumor in male dogs.
  • Greatly reduces the risk of prostate cancer and prostatitis.
  • Reduces the risk of perianal tumors.
  • Reduces roaming & fighting.
  • Elimates or reduces spraying or marking in males neutered before 6 months of age or before the onset of these behaviors.
  • Eliminates the risk and spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Eliminates unwanted litters.