Surgical Care and Services

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 Livingston Veterinary Clinic 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:

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

Veterinary Surgical Services

Livingston Veterinary Clinic 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 (with overnight supervision by a skilled veterinary technician).

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

Soft Tissue Surgery
Anal Sac Removal (Anal Sacculectomy)
Aural Hematoma (fluid filled ear repair)
Bite Wound Repair
Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
Cesarean Section
Enucleation (eye removal)
Entropion (eyelid repair)
Gastric Dilation with Volvulus (GDV) Surgery (Gastropexy)
Hernia Repair
Intestinal Surgery (Enterotomy)
Mass /Tumor Removal
Mucocele Surgery (Gallbladder and Salivary)
Rabbit Spay/Neuter
Routine Spay /Neuter (also cryptorchids)

Orthopedic Surgery
Bone fracture repair (external fixation, pinning, wiring)
Cranial (Anterior) Cruciate Ligament repair
Caudectomy in Bulldog breeds (tail removal)
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
Patella Luxation Repair (Imbrication / Trochleoplasty)
And other orthopedic surgeries