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50+ years of service and experience combined with innovative medicine and compassionate care


The surgery department at Oradell Animal Hospital is a cut above the rest. Over the last 60 years our mission has always remained the same: provide cutting edge veterinary care while maintaining the highest level of surgical, anesthetic and patient care standards. Our board certified surgeons perform the latest techniques in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, while offering some of the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures. Our surgery department works seamlessly with veterinarians in all our specialty departments, along with you and your primary care veterinarian, to ensure your pet will receive the best standard of care and the best possible outcome. Our surgical liaisons will keep you informed on your pets status every step of the way, from the time you schedule your pets appointment to their post-operative release.



Our surgeons are extraordinary in their skills and passion for veterinary surgery, and are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons


Our certified veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants complete our highly-trained and specialized surgicial team, and are up to date on the latest anesthetic protocols and standards

Undergoing Anesthesia

As pet parents ourselves, we know the thought of your pet undergoing anesthesia is an uneasy feeling. While anesthesia does have it’s risks, having a well-trained and equipped surgical team helps us minimize potential complications. The comfort and overall well-being of your pet is our primary concern, and we take all necessary preventative measures before, during and after administering anesthesia to ensure their safety.

Pre-Op (before surgery)

  • A thorough physical examination is performed and blood work is screened for abnormalities
  • Additional diagnostics, such an x-rays, ultrasound and/or  echocardiogram may be indicated

Intra-Op (during surgery)

Intensive monitoring and a level of care comparable to human medicine

  • Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG)
  • Blood pressure monitoring​
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Pulse oximetry – monitors oxygenation of your pet’s blood
  • Capnography – monitors the concentration and partial pressure of CO2

Post-Op (after surgery)

  • Designated, closely monitored recovery area for post-operative patients
  • Following a 2 hour post-operative window, patients are transferred to our Critical Care Unit (CCU) or Intensive Care Ward (ICW) to undergo additional treatment and further monitoring.​

Pain Management

Animals aren’t always able to tell us they are in pain.  Our doctors and technicians understand how to recognize the signs of pain, and are experts in managing the symptoms.  Pre-operative and post-operative pain assessment is unique to each patient and comfort levels are assessed throughout your pet’s procedure, surgery and/or hospitalization.


Pain medications include:
  • Constant Rate Infusions (CRIs)
  • Injectable medications
  • Nerve and joint blockade (local anesthetics)
  • Oral medications
  • Epidural medications
  • Transdermal analgesics

Surgical Procedures

Minimally Invasive
Unlike traditional ‘open surgery’, Oradell Animal Hospital is proud to offer a variety of abdominal and thoracic surgeries completed in a minimally invasive manner. These image guided procedures utilize a small (5mm) fiber optic camera and similar sized instruments to perform surgery inside of the body without large incisions and massive tissue exposure. The benefits include smaller incisions, less trauma, less pain, faster recovery time and shorter hospitalization
  • Arthroscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Spay​
  • Liver biopsy
  • Prophylactic gastropexy
  • Interventional endoscopy​
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) – bloat
Cesarean section for dystocia
Obstructive foreign body
Closed pyometra
Septic abdomen
Soft Tissue
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bulla osteotomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Intussusception
  • Prophylactic gastropexy ​
  • Resection and Anastomosis (R&A)
  • Hepatobiliary
    • Gallbladder mucocele
    • Liver biopsies​
    • Portosystemic Shunt (PSS)
    • Liver tumors
  • Hernia repair
  • Nephrectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Skin grafts and flaps​​
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Total ear canal ablation (TECA)
  • Upper Airway:
    • Elongated soft palate resection
    • Stenotic nares
    • “Tieback” for laryngeal paralysis​
  • ​Urogenital
    • Cystotomy:
      • Biopsies
      • Bladder tumor resection
      • Bladder stone removal
      • Ectopic ureter repair
    • Cesarean section
    • Kidney stone removal
    • Neuter
    • Perineal urethrostomy (PU)
    • Pyometra
    • Scrotal urethrostomy
    • Spay
    • Ureteral stone removal​
  • Brain tumor resection
  • Cerebrospinal fluid tap (CSF)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Cervical vertebral instability (Wobblers)
  • Dorsal laminectomy
  • Hemilamenectomy for Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
  • Lumbosacral stenosis
  • Vertebral fractures and luxations
  • Limb amputation
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Tumor debulking and excision
  • Vascular access port placement for chemotherapy administration
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Mediastinal mass resection
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pericardectomy
  • Persistent right aortic arch
  • Thoracic duct ligation​
  • Tracheal stents
  • Angular limb deformity
  • Bicep tenosynovitis
  • Cruciate ligament injuries
  • Femoral head and neck excision (FHO)
  • Fracture repairs
  • Fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP)
  • Joint arthrodesis
  • Joint luxation repair
  • Osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD)
  • Patellar luxationn
  • Tendon & ligament injuries
  • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO)​​
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