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SURGERY

State-of-the-art anesthesia and monitoring! At PAH we treat every pet like they are our own. Making sure they have a comfortable and safe experience.  We are the best surgical option for pets in South Jersey.

Pennsauken Animal Hospital Surgery
Pennsauken Animal Hospital Surgery Dog Cat
Pennsauken Animal Hospital Surgery Spay Neuter
Pennsauken Animal Hospital Surgery Emergency
Pennsauken Animal Hospital Surgery Operation

To schedule surgery, you will need to be up to date with vaccinations – please reference our pre-surgical checklist for further information  

What to expect on surgery day:  

 

  • Prior to the procedure, you will get an email or phone call with instructions and forms to sign.  

  • Drop-off is normally between 7am and 8am but you will have a text/email confirmation of your time.  

  • We do a pre-surgical examination and pre-surgical bloodwork so we can tailor our surgery plan to your pet’s specific needs. 

  • During the surgery day, you will get photo updates on your pet from our surgical staff and we welcome phone calls to check in on your pet.  

  • Your pet will get presurgical meds, a cozy blanket and relax before going fully under. 

  • After the procedure, we use cold laser therapy to assist with the healing process. In addition to cold laser, Nocita is utilized in almost all of the surgeries; this is a drug that is injected during the closing of the surgical site which gives the pet excellent local pain control for 3 days post-op. Outside of Pennsauken Animal Hospital, it is rare to find it as part of the standard of care protocol. 

  • We allow for 2-3 hours of recovery so we can monitor your pet for any uncontrolled pain or potential complications prior to discharge.  

  • Upon discharge, we will send home post-op instructions, any needed medications, and a PAH bandana.  

  • You will get a call from the doctor letting you know how the surgery went and letting you know your pet is ready for pickup. The latest time we discharge is 7-7:30pm for routine procedures.  

 

What type of surgeries can we schedule?  

 

  • Spay & Neuter 

  • Soft Tissue Surgeries

    • Lump/Mass Removal 

    • Cystotomy 

    • Cesarean

    • Gastropexy 

    • Hernia Repair (Umbilical, Ingunial, Perineal) 

    • Ophthalmic Surgery

    • Perineal Urethrostomy 

    • Splenectomy 

  • Select Orthopedic Procedures 

    • Femoral Head Osteotomy

    • Limb Amputation

    • Patella Luxation

    • Additional Orthopedic surgeries coming soon! 

  • Abdominal Ultrasounds 

  • & Much More! Please give us a call if there is a specific surgery you are looking to have done. 

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What about emergency surgeries?  

Please visit our urgent care page to see what an emergency surgery would look like.  

We have a “Behind the Scenes” series to show what happens during different procedures.

Watch Behind the Scenes of a Spay/Neuter

Watch Behind the Scenes of a C-Section

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