Our veterinary team performs surgeries in our well-equipped surgical suite. Our veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians work together to safely and efficiently perform a range of surgical procedures to support your pet’s health. Our pre- and postoperative care is also crucial to ensure your dog or cat is healing and recovering.
What surgical procedures do you perform?
Conducting surgical procedures at our hospital enables us to oversee your dog or cat's complete care journey, starting from pre-surgery assessments and continuing through the recovery process. Before any procedure, we conduct physical exams and bloodwork to assess their health status, ensuring pets in poor health are not recommended for surgery. If necessary, we'll postpone the surgery until their health improves. We prioritize your pet's safety, maintaining continuous monitoring by our registered veterinary technicians during surgery to promptly address any vital sign changes. Some procedures we perform include:
- Soft tissue surgery
- Foreign body removal
What should I expect during my dog or cat’s upcoming procedure?
Before every procedure, we discuss what you can expect as well as any necessary preparations you’ll need to make for your dog or cat for their big day. For example, procedures that include anesthesia will require your dog or cat to fast. After you drop off your pet for their scheduled procedure, our surgical team works closely to ensure they have a safe procedure. Once you pick them up, you’ll be responsible for supporting their postoperative care. This could include pain management like medication or physiotherapy exercises.
Are infections common after surgery?
Strictly adhering to our postoperative guidelines, such as preventing your dog or cat from licking their surgical wounds or ensuring the stitches stay in place, significantly reduces the risk of infections. Watch for signs of infection, including incision site odors, bleeding, pain, fever, or loss of appetite, and contact us at 613-384-0986 if your pet exhibits any of these symptoms following their procedure.