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3935 Avion Park Court, Suite A102, Chantilly, VA 20151   ph: 703-378-9791   Fax. 703-997-7786

Surgical Procedures

At NOVA Pets Health Center, our veterinary team abides by the highest standards of quality and care for all surgical procedures. Our animal hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical and medical equipment to ensure the highest level of safety and comfort for your pet during their treatment procedure and throughout their recovery.

Our highly skilled and experienced veterinarian will perform a series of pre-operation assessments including physical examinations, pre-anesthetic blood tests, provide appropriate pain medication, and consistently monitor your pet’s vital signs to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort during and after their pet surgery.

We offer a wide range of surgical services and procedures including (but not limited to) Soft Tissue Surgeries, Orthopedic Surgeries, and Spay/Neuter Surgeries. Certain conditions may require complex surgical procedures that should be performed by a certified specialist. Should our experienced veterinarians feel your pet’s surgical procedure should be performed by a certified specialist, they will refer you and your pet accordingly.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgeries are those that are non-orthopedic (not associated with bone). This can range anywhere from spleen removal to the removal of a mass and even a C-section. The most common soft tissue pet surgery performed is the removal of masses, or lumps.


– Advanced wound treatment
– Bladder surgeries

– C-sections
– Emergency surgery and trauma
– Foreign body and mass removals
– Gastric dilatation volvulus (bloat)
– Hernia repairs
– Oncologic surgery
– Organ and gland removals

Puppy with IV being held by vet

Orthopedic surgeries

Orthopedic surgeries are performed to treat conditions affecting bones and muscles. While some orthopedic conditions are treatable by simply applying a cast on the damaged area, other, more serious orthopedic conditions require surgery.
NOVA Pets Health Center offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options depending on your pet’s orthopedic needs.

Once your pet’s orthopedic condition has been diagnosed, a treatment plan, based on what is most suitable for you and your pet will be determined. Our goal is to provide the best possible treatment plan suited for you and your pet.

The most common type of orthopedic condition we see are bone fractures. Bone fractures in pets can be treated differently based on the severity of the fracture. A slight fracture can be treated by simply using a cast. However, more serious fractures will require surgical intervention. Some of the most common surgical remedies to treat fractures include:

Pinning: Stainless steel rod is inserted in the middle of the bone to stabilize the fracture
Plating: Stainless steel plate is screwed onto the bone on either side of the fracture
External Fixation: Pins are placed on the outside of the leg, through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.

Cat awake after orthopedic surgery

In addition to fractures, there are other common orthopedic conditions that require treatment such as:

– Bone cysts
– Dislocation
– Hip and elbow dysplasia
– Knee and hip Conditions

– Limb deformities
– Torn / ripped ligaments


We know how nerve wracking the thought of anesthesia can be for pet owners. When surgery and anesthesia is necessary, your pet’s safety and comfort is our top priority. Our experienced veterinary team is committed to administering anesthetics and pain medication with the utmost care and highest degree of caution.

Dog receiving anesthesia

Prior to administering any sort of pain management treatment, our veterinary team will perform a full examination and diagnostic test in order to customize the anesthetic procedure to fit the needs of each pet-patient.

Any pet undergoing surgery will be placed on an IV catheter so that they can consistently receive fluids intravenously during the procedure and throughout the postoperative phase. IV fluids help maintain normal blood pressure and keep your pet well hydrated while an IV catheter allows us to administer emergency medications quickly if needed. During general anesthesia and continuously throughout the surgical process, your pet’s vital signs are monitored.

Post-Operative Pain Management

After undoing a surgical procedure, your pet will stay at NOVA Pets Health Center where trained veterinary technicians will monitor their recovery by administering pain medication and providing optimal care, and support.

Due to the invasive nature of these procedures, we will consult with you every step of the way in deciding what is best for your pet. Based on your pet’s medical history and the surgical procedure performed, their pain manage procedure will be customized to suite his or her specific needs.

Rabbit receiving post-operative pain management

Once your pet goes home; oral and/or injectable pain medications maybe prescribed to treat pain and ensure your pet’s recovery is a comfortable and painless as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our surgical services, or if you believe your pet may require a surgical procedure call NOVA Pets Health Center at (703) 378-9791 make an appointment online today.


Phone: (703) 378-9791
Fax: (703) 997-7786
Email: info@novapets.com


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