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Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At West Trenton Animal Hospital your pet’s safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet’s pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Analgesics (Pain Medication)—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet’s comfort.

Prior to your pet's surgery, please review our Pet Pre-surgery Instructions. You will also need to download, read and sign our Pet Medical Release Form.

Veterinary Surgical Services

West Trenton Animal Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spaying and neutering we also offer the following soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Abdominal Exploratory
  • Bladder Stone Removal (Cystotomy)
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Feline Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)
  • Gastro-intestinal foreign body removal
  • Gastropexy
  • Laser Declaw
  • Liver Lobectomy
  • Mass / Tumor Removal
  • Soft Palate Resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Stenotic Nares Correction (Laser Surgery)
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
  • Tympanic bulla (ear canal) flushing
  • And other general surgeries as needed

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Amputations
  • Cruciate Repairs
    • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair
    • Lateral Suture
    • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Fracture Repairs
  • Patella Luxation 
  • Tendon Repairs
  • And other orthopedic procedures