New Canaan

Rustic Line

The Highest Level of Surgical Expertise

The doctors at New Canaan Veterinary Hospital have over 40 years combined experience in general surgery. Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures, including spaying & neutering in New Canaan.

In addition to routine spays and neuters, we commonly perform surgery to remove skin masses, abdominal surgery to remove tumors and gastrointestinal foreign bodies, and tissue collection necessary to diagnose and treat certain conditions.


Comprehensive Care from Pre- to Post-Op

It is a common misconception that the dental care and treatment offered at one veterinary facility is the same as that offered by another. Our facility provides a complete oral health assessment to every pet.

Dr. Potenza also has the advanced training to perform complex dental procedures in the moment, rather than ignoring conditions or recovering the patient from anesthesia and later referring to a specialist. At the other extreme lies those facilities who offer “anesthesia free” dental cleanings. These procedures, while less expensive, are exceedingly stressful for the pet when instruments are placed in the mouth and physical restraint is used. It is also impossible to fully evaluate all the teeth and oral tissues above and below the gum line, where a large percentage of oral health issues occur.

Every surgery patient receives:

  • Preanesthetic sedation and preemptive pain medication.
  • Intravenous fluid therapy through an indwelling catheter.
  • Tracheal intubation for all general (gas) anesthetic procedures to ensure proper airway control.
  • Support of body temperature
  • Advanced anesthetic medications that are rapidly eliminated by the body.
  • Careful anesthetic monitoring by only our most experienced surgical technicians and/or by a doctor with the most advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment.
  • Close observation and hands-on care of the patient AFTER the procedure, during the recovery phase from anesthesia.
  • Post-operative pain medication and/or local nerve blocks as needed to continue to provide a pain-free experience.
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