Primary Care

Routine Surgeries

Ocean County Veterinary Hospital in Lakewood, New Jersey, provides our patients with full state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical veterinary health care services. Our compassionate staff provides care for all pets in a warm and friendly environment.

We have earned a reputation for excellent skill and outstanding post-surgical care management for all of our patients. We manage your case from admission to resolution, far beyond the placement of the last suture. Our hospital environment provides access to the support needed to address even the most complicated medical issues and surgeries.

Our surgeons and trained surgical assistants are skilled in the arts of anesthesia, vital monitoring and pain management and strive to maintain the highest standard of surgical care in the industry. We practice advanced medicine with unmatched anesthesia and analgesia monitoring techniques to keep pets as comfortable as possible. In order to dramatically reduce pain and speed up recovery, we also offer laparoscopy, which is minimally invasive and reduces recovery time.When the pet you love needs surgery, rest assured that our doctors are extremely well-qualified to perform a wide range of surgical and dental procedures using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

Minimally Invasive Surgery at OCVH

In addition to conventional surgery, we are now performing many types of surgeries using laparoscopic techniques that dramatically reduce pain and speed up the recovery process for your pet. Laparoscopy has been standard practice in human medicine for years, but is only now starting to become available in veterinary medicine. We are proud to be one of a select few veterinary hospitals in New Jersey to offer this sophisticated and less invasive approach to surgery.

Laparoscopic procedures require one or two tiny (less than one inch) incisions and result in far less tissue damage and internal bruising than traditional surgery. Smaller incisions and less tissue damage mean less pain, faster healing for your pet along with a reduced chance for post-operative complications. Imagine having your female cat or dog spayed one day and having her feeling great the next! Other surgeries that can be performed with the assistance of minimally invasive techniques at OCVH include gastropexy to prevent bloat (GDV), abdominal organ biopsies and removal of bladder stones. There are also many other uses of this equipment such as evaluating ear and nasal diseases.

Surgeries routinely performed at OCVH

  • Spays and neuters
  • Gastropexy
  • Soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including cruciate repairs
  • Obstetrics
  • Declaws
  • Mass removal
  • Cystotomy (bladder stones)
  • Gastrotomy (foreign body removal)
  • Third eyelid eversion (cherry eye) repair