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Surgery

The surgery department at Oradell Animal Hospital is a cut above the rest. Over the last 50 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.

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

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Our highly trained surgical team, consisting of certified veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants, are up-to-date on the latest anesthetic protocols and standards

To schedule a surgical procedure please call us at 201.262.0010

Undergoing Anesthesia

Say no more, we get it. 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​
      Emergency
      Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) – bloat
      Cesarean section for dystocia
      Hemoabdomen
      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​
      Neurologic
      • 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
      Oncologic
      • Limb amputation
      • Mandibulectomy
      • Maxillectomy
      • Reconstructive surgery
      • Tumor debulking and excision
      • Vascular access port placement for chemotherapy administration
      Cardiopulmonary
      • Lung lobectomy
      • Mediastinal mass resection
      • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
      • Pericardectomy
      • Persistent right aortic arch
      • Thoracic duct ligation​
      • Tracheal stents
      Orthopedic
      • 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)
      • Total hip replacement (THR)
      • Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO)​​

      Department Doctors

      Carol Carberry, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery)

      Dr. Carberry received her veterinary degree at Cornell University. She completed an internship in general medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital and then a surgical residency at Cornell University. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Carberry has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and has been at Oradell Animall Hospital since 1987. Her spare time is spent mostly outdoors, where she cycles, runs and canoes.

      Arthur A. Fettig, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery)

      Dr. Fettig received his DVM from Purdue University. He completed a general internship at the University of Georgia and completed a small animal surgery residency at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. Dr. Fettig is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is experienced in both general and orthopedic surgery. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Pam, who is also a veterinarian, and doing projects around their farm. They share their home with their dog Sara, four cats (Theodore, Bartholomew, Miley, and Oliver), four donkeys (Napoleon, Beau, Oliver, and Princess), and a small flock of chickens.

      Jonathan Miller, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery)

      Dr. Miller received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois, completed a rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College, a surgical internship in Houston, and completed a residency in surgery at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Miller has interests in both general and orthopedic surgery with a special interest in laparoscopy and arthroscopy.