Surgery at Pioneer Paws
Surgery at
Pioneer Paws Veterinary Clinic
My pet needs surgery.  Where do I start?  

Pioneer Paws is a full service veterinary hospital
offering a wide range of elective, non-elective, urgent
care and referral specialty surgeries.  We can help
you help your pet - read on for more information.  
Elective Surgeries such as spays, neuters
and dental surgeries:
Urgent care and non-elective surgeries:
My pet is sick and/or injured and likely needs surgery.  What should I do?

Give us a call.  We are more than happy to help.  Our talented staff will, of course,
triage your pet's condition during your phone call.  If your pet is in critical condition
and would be best seen and managed in a critical care facility (like your care would
be in ECMC or Women's and Children's hospital in Buffalo), our staff will likely
immediately refer you to the
Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center.  If your pet is
stable or is too ill for transport and Dr. Songster is immediately available, our staff
will arrange to have your pet seen here at Pioneer Paws.  Once your pet is seen and
evaluated by Dr. Songster, we will make arrangements to provide the care your pet
needs.  If your pet requires surgery that can be performed here at Pioneer Paws, Dr.
Songster will prepare a detailed estimate of your pet's needs.  Remember that "Not
all Surgeries are Created Equal" and that Dr. Songster will arrange to provide the
care that your pet needs and deserves.
Specialty / Advanced Surgery Program:
We here at Pioneer Paws are fortunate to have Dr. Kathy Collins, a board certified veterinary
equipped to do.  Advanced surgeries that may be done by a board certified surgeon include
large wound repair and tissue grafting; thoracic surgery; neurological surgery; thyroid
surgery and other major surgical procedures.  Dr. Collins owns a mobile referral veterinary
surgical practice called
Veterinary Surgical Services, PLLC.  Dr. Collins can, by appointment,
travel to Pioneer Paws Veterinary Clinic to perform these specialized surgeries in the comfort
of our own surgical suite.  Our licensed, trained veterinary technicians assist Dr. Collins
during these surgeries while Dr. Songster directs the anesthesia, pain management and
aftercare of these patients.  Your pet will be hospitalized under Dr. Songster's care here at
Pioneer Paws until they are able to be discharged to home care.  Patients that need tertiary 24
hour critical care before and after surgery are not eligible for this program and will be directed
to the
Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center for advanced ICU level 24 hour care.  Please
see Dr. Collins website (
www.veterinarysurgicalspecialist.com) for more information about
this exciting and innovative surgery option for your pet.
Other veterinary surgery resources:
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons:
Veterinary Partner.com:
Veterinary Partner.com is a reputable and reliable on-line resource for pet owners
designed and implemented by the Veterinary Information Network, Inc (VIN).  VIN is the
leading subscription based on-line resource for over 40,000 veterinarians world-wide.  
Learn about
cat-specific and dog-specific surgery topics or search the database for even
more specific information.
Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center:
What if my pet isn't able to have surgery done
here at Pioneer Paws and must go to the
Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center?  
What then?  Your pet would be in great hands
at OP as it is known throughout the Western
New York veterinary community.  Orchard Park
Veterinary Medical Center is a 24 hour / 7 day
a week/ 365 day a year critical care facility
that is well-equipped to handle pets that
require
both specialized surgery and
advanced critical care both before and after
surgery.  Dr. James Fingeroth and Dr. Paul
Kloc are board-certified veterinary surgeons
that can do almost any advanced level
surgical procedure imaginable while the
talented team of veterinarians and support
staff will provide the necessary advanced
level critical care that your pet needs both
before and after surgery.
Resources that Dr. Songster utilizes:
How does Dr. Songster offer the most advanced and comprehensive surgical
recommendations possible?  Dr. Songster subscribes to the
Veterinary Information
Songster can ask questions of boarded orthopedic and soft tissue surgical specialists
around the world and get answers within hours if not minutes.  Dr. Songster also utilizes
E-vet Diagnostics, an on-line subscription based radiology (x-ray) service to consult with
board-certified radiologists regarding your pet's x-rays.  Both of these services allow Dr.
Songster to offer unparalled advice and expertise regarding your pet's care.  It is like
having thousands of veterinary specialists right here at Pioneer Paws!!
Pioneer Paws Veterinary Clinic, PC,          12399 Olean Rd.,  Ste D                      Fax (716)492-1222
(716)492-1200                                                     Chaffee,   NY,   14030           Email: pets@pioneerpawsvetclinic.com
If you are looking for the best veterinary hospital for
your pet's spay, neuter or dental surgery, please give
us a call.  Our comprehensive surgery program is
tailored to each pet's individual needs and we take all
necessary precautions to make every pet's surgery
as safe and as painless as possible.  We have one of
the most progressive pain management programs in
the world and Dr. Songster is an enthusiastic and
competent surgeon.   Check out our
"Not all
Surgeries Are Created Equal" publication.