Service We Offer

Pet Surgery

Comprehensive Surgical Services

From routine procedures to complex surgeries, our veterinary hospital offers a wide range of surgical services to meet the needs of your pet. Whether your furry friend requires spaying or neutering, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic procedures, or emergency surgery, our team is equipped to handle it with expertise and care.

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Key Benefits of Our Pet Surgery 

  • Experienced Surgeons: Our team of veterinarians has extensive experience in performing pet surgeries, ensuring that your pet receives the highest quality of care.
  • Advanced Facilities: Our Augusta, NJ clinic is equipped with modern surgical suites and advanced medical equipment to support safe and effective surgical procedures.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We understand that each pet is unique, which is why we tailor our surgical treatment plans to meet the specific needs of your furry companion.
  • Compassionate Care: We prioritize the comfort and well-being of our patients, providing compassionate care before, during, and after surgery to minimize stress and promote healing.

When Pet Surgery Is Necessary

Pet surgery may be recommended for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Spaying and neutering: To prevent unwanted litters and reduce the risk of certain health problems.
  • Soft tissue surgeries: To remove tumors, repair injuries, or address internal organ abnormalities.
  • Orthopedic surgeries: To repair fractures, ligament tears, or other musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Dental surgeries: To treat dental disease, extract damaged teeth, or correct oral abnormalities.

CCL (ACL) Surgeries for Pets

The Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) in pets, similar to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in humans, is crucial for knee stability. Injuries to this ligament are common in dogs and can lead to pain, lameness, and arthritis if not treated. With extensive experience and a passion for animal care, Dr. Spinks specializes in advanced surgical procedures, including CCL (ACL) surgeries and treating feline ceruminous cystomatosis with cryosurgery.

Signs of CCL Injury:

  • Sudden limping or lameness in one leg
  • Difficulty standing or sitting
  • Pain and swelling around the knee
  • Decreased activity or reluctance to play

Why Surgery is Needed: CCL injuries often require surgical intervention to restore function and reduce pain. Without surgery, pets may experience chronic instability, leading to further joint damage and decreased quality of life.

Types of CCL Surgeries:

TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy):

  • Alters the dynamics of the knee joint to provide stability without relying on the CCL
  • Recommended for active and large breed dogs
  • Benefits include quick recovery and return to full activity

TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement):

  • Changes the mechanics of the knee to reduce stress on the CCL
  • Suitable for various breeds and sizes
  • Offers a robust and stable solution for knee injuries

Extracapsular Repair (Lateral Suture Technique):

  • Uses a strong suture to mimic the function of the damaged CCL
  • Best for smaller dogs or less active pets
  • Provides effective stabilization with a shorter recovery period

Our Expertise: Our veterinary team is experienced in performing all major types of CCL surgeries. We tailor the surgical approach based on your pet’s specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome. Our priority is to restore your pet’s mobility and comfort as quickly and safely as possible.

Post-Surgery Care:

  • Rehabilitation: Customized rehabilitation plans help speed up recovery and regain strength.
  • Pain Management: Comprehensive pain management strategies to keep your pet comfortable.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up visits to monitor healing and progress.

Veterinary Services in Newton, NJ

Small Animals

Pet Laser Therapy

Pet Vaccinations

Pet Digital Radiographs

Pet Bereavement

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Pet Diagnostics

Pet Microchipping

Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Cryosurgery

Pet House Calls

Pet Regenerative Medicine

Pet Vetscan Vue

Cat Boarding

Pet Surgery

Pet Spay and Neuter

Pet Flea and Tick Prevention

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