Dog and Cat Surgeries We Perform
Dr. Phillips performs many soft tissue procedures on a regular basis. For orthopedics, she refers patients to a qualified traveling surgeon who performs the surgeries in the comfort of our animal hospital. Soft tissue procedures refer to any surgery that does not involve bones, while orthopedics are all the procedures that involve bones and joints. Some of the most common surgeries Dr. Phillips performs are listed here:
Tibor Lazar, DVM
Dr. Lazar grew up in Fairfax County, graduated from Robinson High School in 1987, and received his BA in biology at the University of Virginia in 1991.
He earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1997, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
Following a year of private practice in Manhattan, Dr. Lazar moved to Maitland, Florida, and spent four years in a small animal surgery internship and residency at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. In 2003, he earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Since 2002, Dr. Lazar has focused on small animal specialty surgery in Northern Virginia. He lives in Reston with his wife, two sons and a plethora of pets including dogs, cats, birds, snakes and fish.
- Fracture repairs
- TPLO (Tibial plateau-leveling osteotomy) for hip dysplasia
- FHO (Femoral head osteotomy) for hip dysplasia
- CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) repair
- Patella luxation
Dog and Cat Surgery Safety in All We Do
For every dog or cat surgery, we take every precaution to minimize risks. We highly recommend pre-anesthetic blood work before each procedure to ensure your pet is healthy enough for surgery. These test results aid us in designing an anesthetic protocol specifically for your cat or dog.
Once your pet is cleared for surgery, they receive pre-surgical pain medication that helps lower their overall dose of anesthetic medication and ensures that they wake up pain-free. We also set them up with an IV catheter that supplies them with fluids for hydration, warmth, and blood pressure maintenance.
A dedicated veterinary technician will be with your pet from start to finish, monitoring their vitals to ensure no changes occur. Our monitoring equipment tracks your pet’s heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, body temperature, blood-oxygen levels and more.
Dog and Cat Post-Surgical Care
We closely monitor your pet while they wake from anesthesia, and will let you know as soon as they are ready to go home. When you arrive to pick them up, our educated staff will go over their post-surgical care in detail so you can be prepared to assist in their recovery process. You’ll also receive pain medications to give to your pet and the instructions for doing so. As always, if you have any questions while your pet is recovering, don’t hesitate to ask! Simply call us at (703) 435-3335.