At Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists, our veterinary surgeons perform advanced surgery using state-of-the-art technology while putting your pet’s safety and comfort at the forefront.
Surgical Services for Cats & Dogs
Veterinary surgeons are committed to providing the very best in surgical care to our pet patients. They are also a resource for your primary care veterinarian, providing consultations on unusual or difficult cases.
With advanced training, our surgical specialists offer expertise that ensures the best possible outcome for your pet - and for you.
What to Expect Before Surgery
Knowing what to expect and feeling prepared for your pet's surgery will make the process easier, for both you and your pet.
- Initial Examination
Our surgical specialists will consider your pet's symptoms and complete a detailed general, neurological and/or orthopedic examination. We will discuss any recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, complications, risks and expected outcomes with you in detail.
We strive to ensure you understand the treatment and recovery plan precisely. In many cases, our specialists have performed this surgical procedure hundreds, if not thousands, of times. Let us help guide you and your pet through the experience.
- The Night Before Surgery
The night before surgery, you will be required to refrain from feeding your pet after midnight. You may provide small amounts of water. We will assess current medications on a case-by-case basis as to whether they should be administered.
Many surgeries will be scheduled within a few days of your initial examination, but there are times when additional lab work or tests are necessary. Ask your veterinarian if you have any specific questions regarding pre-operative instructions.
- The Day of Surgery
Drop-off time for surgery is between 7 am and 8 am. Occasionally, emergency surgical procedures may require changes to the regular drop-off or surgical schedule. We apologize in advance if such a case delays your pet's surgery. We will keep you updated about any changes and contact you before and following surgery.
Most procedures we perform are advanced and will require at least one night of hospitalization. For the first night, surgical patients stay in our ICU and are monitored continuously throughout the night.
We are always staffed with an emergency veterinarian and several nurses so your pet is never alone.
Board-Certified Surgical Specialists
To become a specialist, a veterinary surgeon has taken four years of additional training following veterinary school. This training includes a minimum of four years of veterinary school and a one-year medicine/surgical internship, followed by a three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
During residency, specific caseload and training requirements must be met. In addition to these requirements, they must pass a rigorous exam.
Our surgical specialists at Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries.
During Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are removed from their mother's uterus. C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Dental Surgery
Dental surgeries for dogs and cats can range from tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs and gum disease treatments.
Is your pet experiencing redness, pain or other symptoms around their eyes? They may require ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for dogs and cats include cataract surgery, entropion surgery, ectropion surgery, cherry eye surgery, eyelid tumor removal, and exenteration of the orbit.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct diseases and injuries of the bones, tendons, joints, ligaments and other skeletal structures.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Is your pet suffering from a disorder in their nose, ear or throat? Soft tissue procedures are available for these areas, as well as for skin disorders and oncological, urogenital, hepatic, gastrointestinal and cardiothoracic issues.
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
TPLO, or Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy is a popular orthopedic surgery performed on dogs with a torn cranial cruciate ligament (known as a dog's torn ACL - a common orthopedic injury due to the stress on the load-bearing ACL inside the knee joint).
This effective long-term solution completely changes the dynamics of the dog's knee so that the torn ligament is irrelevant to the stability of the knee as the femur can no longer slide backwards.
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
TTA, or Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, is a common orthopedic surgical procedure used to treat cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament rupture in dogs' knee joints (stifle).
The top of your dog's shin bone (tibia) will be cut and moved forward so it will be stable in its new position.