Veterinary Surgery

Veterinary Surgery in Maywood

Skilled Bergen County Pet Surgeons

The Maywood Veterinary Clinic provides our patients with the most advanced surgical techniques and technology for the widest variety of pet species. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet.

Surgical services and facilities include:

  • Fully trained veterinary and technical staff
  • Board-certified surgeon available for consultation
  • Laser surgery
  • Heated surgery tables for greater comfort
  • Advanced sterilization techniques
  • Full blood testing
  • ECG and oxygen saturation monitors
  • Intensive post-surgical care and pain management

All of our surgical technicians are certified, for an extra measure of safety. Our skilled professionals and advanced technology combine to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet.

For more information about our Maywood veterinary surgical services, call (201) 800-6039.

The Surgical Process

Before administering anesthesia, we perform pre-surgical blood work to be sure your pet is in optimal health. We also run an EKG to test the patient’s heart. An IV catheter is inserted for safe administration of all medications and fluids during the surgical procedure.

While in recovery, your pet gets the undivided attention of one of our certified technicians. This technician monitors the patient closely throughout, checking vital signs often until the patient awakens, is fully alert, and comfortable.

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort after surgery and during recovery. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain is the essence of good patient care. Pet owners receive a pain management plan prior to patient discharge, typically with medications to administer at home.

Blood Transfusions

The Maywood Veterinary Clinic maintains a supply of blood for all types of pets, in case of emergency. The blood is collected from donor pets that live with their owners, and all blood is carefully screened for disease.

Pre-Surgical Instructions

Owners of diabetic patients: please contact the clinic for specific pre-surgical instructions!

Surgical patients are admitted to the hospital the morning of their procedures according to their scheduled drop off times. Technical admit appointments are scheduled between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We ask that all patients fast the night before surgery. Do not feed your pet after midnight and no water after 7:00 AM the morning of surgery.

Upon arrival, please allow the patient to evacuate both bowel and bladder before being admitted. We ask that all cats be in a carrier and all dogs on a leash for the safety of our patients and clients.

Upon admission, a blood test and EKG ensure that the patient is in optimal health and fit for anesthesia. Twenty minutes before surgery, your pet receives a pre-anesthetic.

After surgery is complete and your pet is in recovery, one of our technicians will call you with a progress report to let you know how your pet is doing.

All patients being discharged after surgery are to be picked up no later than 7:30 PM unless otherwise instructed by one of our veterinarians.

Surgeries at The Maywood Veterinary Clinic are performed in the afternoon hours and:

  • Dr. Buchholz performs surgeries on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Dr. Swan performs surgeries on Wednesdays.
  • Dr. Kwon performs surgeries on Thursdays.
  • Dr. Lim performs surgeries on Fridays.

Contact the clinic with any questions regarding your pet’s surgery.

The Maywood difference

  • We're Pet People

    We understand the bond between humans and animals and genuinely care about their health and your happiness.

  • AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital

    Only 15% of animal hospitals are accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. We always strive to uphold the highest standards in professional pet care.

  • Thoughtful Guidance & Advice

    We provide information and materials to help you understand your pet's diagnosis and make informed decisions.

  • On-Site Pharmacy and Shop

    We offer a well-stocked pharmacy and an on-site retail area with pet treats, prescription diets and other pet supplies.

Quality care at affordable prices

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  • “Dr. Swan and Dr. Kwon have provided the utmost compassion and support for my kitten.”

    - Miriam K.
  • “Dr. Buchholz is amazing and treats our dogs with loving care.”

    - Jay S.
  • “They are always trying to help and have good hours open.”

    - K.H.