Our East Setauket vets perform several surgical procedures, including veterinary orthopedic surgery, ocular and dental surgery, spay and neuter procedures and more.

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Surgical Services for Pets

We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our East Setauket clinic, using stringent surgical protocols. 

During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided. 

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions so you can confidently care for your pet at home as they recover.

Surgery, East Setauket Vet

What to Expect From Surgery

We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.

Surgical Procedures

At Setauket Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries for pets to help treat diseases and conditions or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our East Setauket vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near East Setauket and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near East Setauket and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near East Setauket.

    Setauket Animal Hospital is proud to offer the services of Jeffery Seaman, our board-certified veterinary surgeon, for canine knee surgery. 

    A dog's knee contains a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), known as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans. The three procedures recommended for a CCL rupture are the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), the Extracapsular Stabilization (Extra-Cap), and the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA).

    We will consider your pet's lifestyle, age, weight, and activity level to determine the best procedure for your dog. Our competitive surgery rates include our trademark progressive, high-quality care. 

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

The Surgery Process

We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. 

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near East Setauket, and work closely with your surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.