Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

Soft tissue surgery

Our hospital offers many Soft Tissue Surgery Services. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or removed diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones or polyps), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and spleen surgery (often to remove diseased spleens or masses). There are many other soft tissue procedures performed and your veterinarian will discuss what your pet requires. Pain management medications are standard with all of our soft tissue surgery procedures to insure your pet's comfort and speedy recovery.

Some of the soft tissue procedures offered:

Head and Neck Surgery

Total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy (TECA-LBO)
Oral Surgery

Sialocele (Sialoadenectomy)
Maxillectomy - Mandibulectomy

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Biliary stenting

Biliary rerouting

Liver lobectomy

Abdominal Surgery

Pancreatic surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery

Gastric dilation-volvulus
Prophylactic gastropexy

Bowel obstruction
Hernia repair

Vascular and Cardiovascular Surgery

Vascular ring anomaly correction

Indwelling vascular catheter placement
Portosystemic shunt ligation



Thoracic and Respiratory Surgery
Lung lobectomy
Thoracic duct ligation
Brachycephalic airway surgery

Tracheal surgery
Laryngeal tie back

Reconstructive Surgery

Skin grafting

Wound management

Skin flaps

Oncologic Surgery

Mass excision (thoracic, cutaneous, abdomen)

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Urogenital Surgery

Cystotomy, cystectomy

Perineal urethrostomy

Ectopic ureter repair
Scrotal urethrostomy
Intrathoracic abnormalities, and tumor removals



General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

If your pet is having a medical emergency, please call us immediately at 516-420-0000. Our address is:

TEL: 516-420-0000

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Our facility is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets/pet owners in Westbury, LI and surrounding communities. If your pet is having a medical crisis, our highly trained team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to provide expert emergency and critical care support for your pet. In addition,our specialtists in surgery, neurology, oncology and internal medicine are on-call and available to our ER/CC units to assist.

Our ER and CC units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.