Sully Animal Hospital is one of the Top 5 Veterinary surgical hospitals in the D.C. area. Our focus is providing quality affordable care. Your pet is in good hands with our highly skilled surgical and nursing staff. Whether it’s emergency surgery, a planned procedure, or to address complex health problems, we have you covered. All of our veterinarians and specialists are skilled general surgeons. Dr. Brenda Taddeo our general surgeon as well as our two board-certified veterinary surgeons, Dr. Lazar and Dr. Gordon, leads the surgical team during all of our complicated and delicate operations.
We provide surgical consultations to our clients for $50.00. This is important for the patient and the doctors as it provides a baseline for the surgeons to assess your pet and its case as every case and patient is different. At the consultation its an opportunity to ask questions and for additional testing and diagnostics if needed.
We understand surgery is never an easy experience for you or your pet. This is especially true when it’s an emergency and a decision must be made quickly under trying circumstances. Our team works hard to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your pet.
Board-certified surgeons Dr. Lazar and Dr. Gordon, and his associates, perform life-saving emergency as well as planned procedures, including: orthopedic, soft tissue, thoracic and oncology surgeries. They specialize in ACL repair to include: Lateral Suture, TTA, TPLO and many complicated soft tissue surgeries such as PU for cats and complicated mass removals. Whenever possible, they employ minimally invasive techniques to ensure your pet bounces back quickly. The most comprehensive diagnostic and monitoring equipment available is used during all our surgeries to safely treat your pet.
Anesthesia & Monitoring
The health and safety of your pet during surgery is our top concern. Our surgical suite has the most sophisticated anesthesia and cardiovascular equipment available. Every patient’s blood pressure is continually monitored as well as their heart and respiratory rates, core body temperature and oxygen levels. A surgical assistant is with your pet from the beginning of the procedure, throughout surgery, up until transfer to the recovery area. Your pet is then closely supervised by technicians before being released from the hospital.
Identifying and relieving pain is crucial to your pet's recovery and overall health. Our practice takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to pain before, during and after surgery. We take the time to stroke and talk to your pet to help reduce their anxiety and stress, which studies show can delay healing. We strive to keep your pet as comfortable as possible using the minimum amount of drugs.
When your pet is discharged, you will receive detailed care and medication instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery at home. We are always available to answer any questions or address any concerns before you leave and once you take your pet home. The day following discharge a team member will call to ensure your pet is improving.