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Surgical Services

We provide many surgical services at our clinic including routine spay and neuters, soft-tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Occasionally, we refer our patients to specialists (board certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations.

  • Spaying
  • Neutering
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Spaying

    Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs and cats to render them infertile.

    There are many benefits to spaying your female companion.

  • 1. You will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation.
  • 2. Spaying will eliminate the sometimes ‘messy’ heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away.
  • 3. You will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer.
  • Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. It can be performed under a number of anesthetics and monitoring devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used, the monitoring equipment, procedures followed and pain control. We use IV catheters, continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure, and provide pain control. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives.

    Please call or visit us to learn more about our spaying procedures.



    Neutering

    Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs and cats to render them infertile.

    There are many benefits to neutering your male pet.

  • You will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation.
  • Neutering will eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior of some male pets.
  • You will help prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.
  • Neutering involves surgical removal of both testicles. It can be performed under a number of anesthetics and monitoring devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. We continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure and provide pain control. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives.

    Please call or visit us to learn more about our neutering procedures.



    Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft tissue surgery is a big part of our daily routine. Some surgery is minor and is performed with special “reversible” anesthetics, while more involved procedures are done under a full general anesthetic. Many surgeries can be performed at our hospital here is just a few of them./P>

    Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed at our clinic is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a ‘lump’ is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous./P>

    Lacerations or wounds are also common in pets and suturing will reduce the chance of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring. Abscess surgery is also very common, especially with cats. An abscess is when a puncture or bite wound becomes infected and collects pus under the skin. This “pus pocket” needs to be opened, flushed and drained. /P>

    Several eye problems require soft tissue surgery. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or it may be a sign the cornea (outer layer of the eye itself) has been damaged. A damaged cornea may require soft tissue surgery to allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring. Less scarring will improve the ability of your pet to see. In some animals, the cornea (outer layer of the eye) may be damaged by the eyelid hairs or eyelid tumours surrounding the eye. Surgical intervention involving the eyelid improves the comfort in these animals. It also reduces the chances of corneal scarring and enhances the animal’s vision in the long term. /P>

    Many breeds of dogs are susceptible to ear infections. Sometimes a blood vessel ruptured in the ear flap causing painful swelling (aural hematoma). We can fix that problem by carefully draining the ear flap and suturing it in a way that allows the ear flap to heal in a normal position. In serious, ongoing (chronic) ear infections, surgical treatment on the ear canal improves air flow into the ear canal and can reduce the occurrence of ear infections.



    Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgery refers to bone surgery. There are many different situations where bone surgery may be necessary including bone fractures, hip dislocation, knee surgery, etc.

    We perform most orthopedic surgeries at our hospital. Bone fractures are the most common orthopedic problem we see, usually the result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. A few different types of knee surgeries are available such as; repair of luxating patellas (knee caps) and CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) repair.

    Occasionally we refer our patients to a Board Certified surgeon to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries, such as TPLO (knee surgery), Total Hip Replacement surgery, bone grafting or reconstruction.

    We hope you do not ever have to use our orthopedic services. In the unfortunate event that you do, you can be assured that we are able to proceed with a treatment that will enhance your pet’s healing time and reduce the long term potential problems associated with a fracture or other orthopedic surgery.