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.

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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
  • Respiration
  • 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.

“Bailey absolutely loves going! Every time we take a walk past their building, Bailey waits at the door to go in. He doesn't even notice when they give him a shot because he's so preoccupied with the treats the technician is giving him.”

“After struggling to get appointments at my old vet I was thrilled to find that Center City Vet is not only flexible, but friendly, affordable and knowledgable. I have felt nothing but appreciated and welcomed at this practice. My cats even seemed to have the best appointments of their lives (in terms of calmness) due to the gentle but thorough. I think the greenies treats helped too! Highly recommend this practice!”

“My dog Molly has been a patient since we adopted her at 6 months old. She loves Dr. Cohen as much as we do. He is a brilliant veterinarian with a love for animals you expect from a Vet but rarely find.” — Joshua

“Dr. Cohen and the rest of the staff at Center City vet are fantastic. They are very quick when an appointment is needed and thorough. My cat Dexter and I have become spoiled because they take such good care of him! Thanks for everything you guys do!” — Emilee

“I have been bringing my dog to Center City Vet Hospital since they first opened. All of the staff is extremely professional and caring. I am glad to see that their business continues to grow without any effect on the quality of their service. I highly recommend taking your pet here.”

“The staff at CCVH are incredible. They go out of their way to ensure our pup is getting the best care possible. Our rescue dog has extreme separation anxiety, and he has always been available to help answer our questions, no matter what the concern. The facility is beyond bright and clean, and is by far the best vet hospital in the city.”

“The staff is so nice and the hospital is very efficient and clean.  It’s never too crowded and we’re in and out for a physical/vaccine update in about 30-40 min.  I lived around the corner when I first adopted my dog, so I went to CCVH out of convenience, but after moving across town and loving the service, I continued going.”

“The nurses are kind and caring. My dogs even like to go visit regularly. What dog do you know likes to go to the vet just to visit and say hi ??!   They have always fit my animals in, even when they are booked. Their prices are extremely reasonable, unlike other neighborhood veterinarians. ”

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