Surgical Services

Ensuring the safety of your dog or cat during surgical procedures is our utmost priority.

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.

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