We understand that surgery is a stressful time for any pet parent, but at Budd Lake Animal Hospital, we work hard to make our surgery suite a worry-free zone. How do we do that?

Before any procedure, your veterinarian will perform a physical exam on the patient. However, because there is always the possibility that a physical exam alone may not identify all health problems, we require pre-anesthetic blood tests be performed within 30 days of the procedure. We will use the information obtained from these tests to tailor an anesthetic protocol especially for your pet so that he/she will be as safe and comfortable during the surgical procedure.

Our surgery specialties include:

  • Dog and Cat Neuter (castration)
  • Dog and Cat Spay (ovariohysterectomy)
  • Ear Hematoma Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Dewclaw removal
  • Laceration Repair
  • Wart/Cyst/Mass Removal
  • Wound repair

Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • Nothing to eat or drink after 12 a.m. the night before the procedure.
  • You will be given a early morning check in time for your pet.  The doctor will discuss discharge times and aftercare instructions.

Post-Procedure Instructions

  • Most patients will go home with sutures that will need to be removed approximately 14 days following the procedure, free of charge.
  • Check the suture area regularly for signs of redness, swelling or irritation and call us if you notice any problems or have any concerns.
  • Monitor your pet for signs of chewing or licking at the sutures. A collar is available to help deter your pet from this behavior.
  • Pain medication will be provided for your pet if needed following the procedure. You can also monitor your pet for signs of pain or discomfort. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

If you’d like to schedule a surgical consultation with one of our doctors, give us a call at (908) 852-3515.