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Surgical Services for Pets

The thought of your pet having surgery can be very scary, but rest assured that your pet’s safety throughout and after each procedure is our main priority. When we begin preoperative procedures, your pet is treated with compassion and care to make them as comfortable as possible. We monitor your pet’s vital signs during each surgery regardless if the surgery is routine or advanced. Our team is involved in your pet’s recovery every step of the way, even when they are in your care at home. To discuss your concerns about your pet’s well-being during and after surgery, call us at 519.641.8383.

What happens before surgery? 

Our team runs tests before every procedure to ensure that your pet is a good candidate for surgery. We run blood tests that show your pet’s liver and kidney function as they are needed to metabolize the anesthesia. Based on these organ’s functionality, our veterinarian determines a safe amount of sedation or anesthesia. Our team will determine how well your pet will respond to surgery and recover safely by running tests. 

What types of surgeries are performed at your clinic? 

The surgeries that our veterinarians perform include:

  • Neutering/ spaying
  • Dentistry
  • CryoProbe (to remove warts, cysts, eyelid tumours or skin tags)
  • Orthopedic
  • Soft tissue
  • Removal of foreign objects

How can I prepare my pet for surgery? 

Each surgery may have different preparation guidelines. As a general rule, pets are required to fast at least 8 hours before surgery. It is important that you stay calm as your pets can read and take on your mood. For at-home recovery, you want to make sure that their beds are softened to prevent them from rolling around or injuring themselves. Once the surgery is complete, you will need to administer the medications on time and keep an eye on your pet, so they don’t disturb or lick their wounds. Our team will inform you of more aftercare tips to follow at home. 

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed exam room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic