We offer a wide array of veterinary surgical services in our hospital. It is important for you and you’re pet to receive care in a friendly, welcoming environment from people you both have come to know in order to reduce stress and promote healing.

During surgery, doctors and technicians closely monitor vital signs including heartbeat, oxygen level, and blood pressure. Afterward, pets awaken on a heated blanket for warmth and comfort. Technicians are present during the entire recovery process to ensure patient safety.

Your surgeon will contact you after your pet has recovered from anesthesia. Your pet’s length of stay with us after surgery depends upon the procedure performed and any special needs your pet may have. You will be able to review our home-care instructions with a veterinary technician when you arrive to take your pet home.

List of some common soft tissue surgeries

  • Abdominal exploratories
  • Advanced wound treatment
  • Anal Gland Removal
  • Arytenoid lateralization (Laryngeal paralysis)
  • Biliary Diversion
  • Brachycephalic syndrome correction
  • Ear Canal Ablations and Resections
  • Feline Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Hernia repairs
  • Mass removal
  • Organ and gland removals
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Reconstructive surgery (typically due to trauma or tumor removals)
  • Thoracic procedures


  • Abscess repair
  • Bite wound repair
  • Bloat (GDV)
  • C-Section
  • Cystotomy
  • Exploratory abdominal surgeries
  • Eye enucleations
  • Gastrointestinal foreign body removal
  • Laceration repairs
  • Limb amputations
  • Splenectomy


Surgical consultations are by appointment only. Please bring any relevant medical records, radiographs or clinical pathology results to your consultation appointment.

Our Surgeon, Dr. Dina Schofield, DVM, DACVS, provides her surgical expertise for procedures including orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. During your appointment one of our nurses will come in and take a detailed medical history from you.

Your pet will then undergo a preliminary examination. After this, the surgeon will review the history and physical examination findings with you and formulate a plan for further treatment.

On the morning of surgery please bring your pet in at the time instructed by our staff. We also ask that you bring in all current medications and any special food. Please do not feed your pet for 12 hours prior to your appointment or drop off time as sedation may be required for diagnostic or surgical procedures. You may give your pet water. A deposit for your pet’s procedure will be collected the morning of surgery. Please refer to our Financial Policies for additional details.

List of Common Orthopedic Surgeries Performed:

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Fractures
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Luxations
  • Excision Arthroplasty (Femoral Head Ostectomy) 
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture 
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Medial Patella Luxation
  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures (acute and chronic)
  • Limb alignment corrections – Malunion and nonunion fractures
  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Ventral Slot
  • laminectomy
  • Joint Taps
  • Amputations
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone Biopsies Bone Grafts
  • Radius/Ulna Fractures
  • Sacroiliac Luxation
  • Tarsal Fusion

Contact Us

Keystone Veterinary Emergency & Referral


1200 West Chester Pike Havertown, PA 19083

Clinic Hours

24 Hours