The doctors at Newtown Vet are experienced in a wide variety of surgical procedures to fit all our patient’s needs, whether routine or unexpected. Your pet’s safety and comfort is our top priority at all times throughout any surgery.
Each year in the United States, approximately 9.6 million unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters. Because of this ever-growing problem, Newtown Vet strongly encourages our clients to spay or neuter their pets.
In addition to preventing more unwanted animals, spaying or neutering your pet may prevent life-threatening health issues in later years. Unspayed female pets face potential uterine infection and a higher risk of mammary cancer, as well as behavioral changes related to going into heat. Unneutered male animals risk testicular cancer and are more likely to develop prostate cancer. They may also be more prone to urine-marking and aggressive behaviors.
Typically, spays and neuters are performed once your pet is 6 months old and fully vaccinated.
Several of our surgeons at Newtown Vet perform orthopedic surgeries, including ACL repairs and Patellar Luxation corrections. We recommend that all patients pursue post-surgical rehabilitation with our certified rehabilitation veterinarian for optimal recovery and to avoid further injury.
Soft Tissue Surgeries
This umbrella term refers to any surgery that is non-orthopedic. We perform many soft tissue procedures at Newtown Vet, including and not limited to: lump/mass removal, limb amputation, foreign body removal, abdominal exploratory, bladder surgery, and eye surgery.