Quarry Ridge Animal Hospital

30 Old Quarry Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877



Surgical Services

Just like most humans, almost every pet will undergo a surgical procedure at some point in his or her life. Fortunately, our experienced doctors and technicians are trained to perform many types of elective and non-elective surgeries.

Our team and our facility are equipped to accommodate surgical patients from their initial evaluation and diagnosis, to developing a treatment plan, to managing recovery.

Quarry Ridge Animal Hospital's Sterile Surgical Suite

Elective Surgery

  • Bone fracture repair
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Deciduous and adult tooth extraction
  • Entropion repair
  • Oral surgery
  • Ovariohysterectomy (spay) & Neuter
  • Intestinal biopsy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Tail surgery
  • Tumor resection (removal)
  • Wound repair

Non-Elective Surgery

    • Bloat or Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) surgery
    • Cesarean Section
    • Cystectomy
    • Enterotomy
    • Exploratory abdominal surgery
    • Foreign body removal
    • Gastrostomy
    • Laceration repair
    • Limb amputation
    • Splenectomy
    • Traumatic injury repair
    • Tumor resection (removal)


When a pet has surgery, they require specialized attention before the procedure, during the procedure, and throughout recovery. Our veterinary surgeons and technicians prioritize your pet’s health, safety, and comfort during every stage of his or her treatment.

Prior to any anesthetic procedure, the veterinarian will examine your pet and run blood tests to check for underlying conditions like diabetes or heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease. We use the safest sedatives and anesthetics available, customizing treatment to each pet’s specific needs. We also tailor medication for post-operative pain management.

We use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor patients’ vital signs during all anesthetic procedures and during recovery. One of our experienced technicians will stay by your pet’s side, monitoring blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, alertness, and comfort.

All of our protocols adhere to the Anesthesia Guidelines outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Operating in our surgical suite

Specialty Surgery

When a pet requires a most sophisticated surgical procedure, Board Certified surgeon Dr. Phil Pacchiana, DVM, MS, DACVS, scrubs in right here at Quarry Ridge Animal Hospital.

Trained at the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pacchiana holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters of Science in Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology. He is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Pacchiana performs orthopedic procedures including cruciate repair, patella luxation repair, fracture repair, closed and open joint reduction, femoral head and neck excision, and limb amputation; soft tissue surgeries including nephrectomies, liver lobectomies, thoracotomies, exploratories, advanced cancer resections, brachycephalic surgery, hernia repairs, tumor resections, and reconstructive surgeries; and neurological procedures including hemilaminectomies and vertebral fracture repairs.

Dr. Pacchiana has performed thousands of orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical procedures and has experience in treating almost all surgical conditions in cats and dogs.

Dr. Pacchianna with a patient recovering from orthopedic surgery