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Veterinary Surgery

At Animal Medical Center of New England, our board-certified veterinary surgeons perform advanced surgery on patients referred to us by their primary veterinarians while putting pet safety first. 

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Surgical Services, Nashua Veterinarian

Specialty Veterinary Surgeries in Nashua

At Animal Medical Center of New England, our surgical center is a cutting-edge facility staffed by leaders in the field of veterinary surgery.

We offer comprehensive surgeries ranging from elective surgery for sports medicine patients to total hip replacement and open-heart surgery.

Veterinary surgeries are performed using the most advanced technology available, with fully-trained support staff available to our surgical patients.

Our Veterinary Surgeon

A veterinary surgeon has undergone four years of training after veterinary school to become certified with the ACVS. 

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Why a Veterinary Surgery Specialist?

While a regular veterinarian is able to offer a whole host of surgical procedures to help maintain and restore their patients' health, some procedures require training and expertise beyond a regular veterinarian's.

A board-certified veterinary surgeon is able to assess your pet and conduct complex surgeries in order to address its health issues in all manner of situations. You can trust our veterinary surgeon to provide your pet with the best in veterinary care.

What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery in Nashua

At Animal Medical Center of New England, our surgical center is equipped with cutting-edge surgical instrumentation and equipment. Everything we do, every decision we make, is designed to ensure post-operative success for your pet.

  • Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is tailored to his or her specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.

    We take extra care to ensure your pet is pain-free during and after surgery often by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia and systemic medications).

  • Continuous Patient Monitoring

    We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals during surgery.

  • Sterilization Techniques

    All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means our operative suite has positive pressure airflow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.

    Our surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown). 

  • Post-Operative Care

    Once the surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and plan.

    Some pets are able to return home the next day while others are required to stay longer. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.

    When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.

Veterinary Surgical Procedures

At Animal Medical Center of New England, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Nashua vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • TPLO

    If your dog has a torn cruciate ligament, your veterinarian may recommend TPLO, or Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, surgery.

    The procedure involves making a cut through the tibia, then rotating the top section (the tibial plateau) backward until the angle between the tibia and femur is appropriately level.

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

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Welcoming Referrals and Emergency Walk-Ins

Animal Medical Center of New England welcomes emergency walk-ins and appointments when your pet needs us most. Our team of specialists is also accepting referrals from primary care veterinarians - fill out a referral form to get started.


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