Center City Veterinary Surgery: Skilled, Experienced, Compassionate
From routine spays and neuters to treating traumatic injuries, the veterinarians of Center City Veterinary Hospital are skilled and experienced in the latest surgical procedures and techniques. Our canine and feline patients enjoy individual attention and a comforting approach for a positive surgical experience. And our pet owners receive ample information and personal support throughout the surgery and recovery process.
Safety Is Our Priority
Our modern veterinary surgery department allows for a safe, effective, and comfortable patient experience. Diagnostic testing during the pre-surgery exam helps identify and address any patient risks prior to the procedure. Typical tests include digital X-rays and blood work. Our on-site veterinary laboratory provides immediate and accurate results for the safest approach to surgical treatment.
Our hospital uses the safest anesthesia available in veterinary medicine, and all patients receive IV fluids to support vital functions. While under anesthesia, our patients are provided continuous monitoring of vital signs:
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Blood oxygen
- Inhaled/exhaled carbon dioxide levels.
Body temperature is also closely monitored and kept in the normal range with a variety of safe, effective heating sources. This monitoring is continued throughout the surgery, until your pet is alert and fully recovered from anesthesia. After the procedure, delivering comfort and optimizing healing are our main focus areas.
Compassionate Care for All Patients
Pain management is critical to our surgical program. We understand that many pets will hide their pain and, by the time symptoms are visible, they are truly suffering. In addition, pain inhibits the body’s ability to heal properly and quickly. For the most humane care and effective treatment of your pets, preventing pain for our surgical patients is always our primary goal.
For certain surgeries, we administer pain medication prior to the procedure, to prevent any possibility of suffering. We may use injectable pain medication after the surgical procedure, if pain is anticipated. And most patients receive oral anti-inflammatories or other pain management medications upon discharge.
Skill & Experience
All of our veterinarians are skilled at veterinary surgery. Dr. Cohen has a strong background in emergency medicine, with extensive experience in treating traumatic injuries and soft tissue surgery. In addition, he is a member and active participant of the Veterinary Information Network, an online community of veterinarians and board certified specialists who share cases and information.
The patients of Center City Veterinary Hospital benefit from these combined resources, for a highly advanced surgical experience.