Surgery and Boarded Veterinary Surgeon

Your pet receives state-of-the-art, compassionate surgical care at Long Trail Veterinary Center. Whether your pet is in for a routine spay or neuter procedure or a more complicated surgical procedure, our veterinary staff are here to help.

Veterinary Surgical Care

Your pet has access to a wide array of surgical procedures at Long Trail Veterinary Center. Common surgeries include:

  • Spays, neuters, and most general reproductive surgeries

  • Bite wound repair, lacerations, abscess, and ear hematoma surgeries

  • Eye surgeries, including entropeon, enucleations, and cherry eye

  • Mass and tumor removals

  • Foreign body removal

In cases of advanced surgical techniques or second opinion, we have Dr. Levin, a Boarded Veterinary Surgeon on-site by appointment only.

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

  • Angular Limb Deformity

  • Femoral Head and Neck Excision (FHO/FHNE)

  • Fracture Repair

  • Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process (FMCP)

  • Joint Arthrodesis

  • Joint Luxation Repair

  • Lateral Suture

  • Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPPO)

  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)

  • Patella Luxation

  • Tibial Plateu Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO

  • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy

  • Anal Sacculectomy

  • Brachycephalic Syndrome

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Ectopic Ureter

  • Gastrotomy and Prophylactic Gastropexy

  • Intestinal Enterotomy and Resection and Anastomosis

  • Liver Lobectomy

  • Nephrectomy

  • Parathyroidectomy

  • Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-BO)

  • Vulvoplasty

Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery

  • Digit Amputation

  • ​​​​​​​Limb Amputation

  • Mandibulectomy and Maxillectomy

  • Reconstructive Surgery

  • Tumor Excision/ Debulking Procedures

Anesthesia & Monitoring

Your pet's safety and comfort during surgery are our highest priority at Long Trail Veterinary Center. We are equipped with advanced anesthetic and monitoring technology that is used to keep your pet comfortable and monitor his or her condition during surgery. During anesthesia, visual vital signs and electronic monitoring are available to provide information concerning blood pressure, oxygen tissue levels, rate of breathing, and heart rate and function. Our support team, as well as your veterinarian, monitors your pet's condition while he or she recovers.

Prior to each procedure, your pet receives a thorough physical examination and laboratory tests, including a pre-anesthetic blood panel. This helps determine whether there are any conditions that may endanger your pet's health. All pets routinely receive an IV Catheter and IV fluids before, during, and after the procedure.

When your pet is not in pain, he or she recovers from surgery more quickly. Pain management is an important part of pre-, intra-, and post-operative protocols. Pre-anesthetic medication is administered for pain and limits the amount of anesthesia necessary. We may also send pain medication home with your pet to help with the post-operative recovery.

We encourage you to call with any questions or concerns at any time.