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Patient Monitoring

Most procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anaesthesia so that they will be unconscious. We can assure you that modern anaesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anaesthetic protocol. We begin most general anaesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anaesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anaesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube. We monitor our patients closely to keep them as safe as possible during procedure. A veterinary nurse or technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anaesthetic risk and to ensure the safety of our patients. Read More

Desexing (Spay & Castration)

Spaying or castrating your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents animals from becoming pregnant or reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. This procedure will not change your pet’s personality.
  • Spaying
    By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem.
    Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anaesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
  • Castrating
    By castrating your male pet, you’re reducing and eliminating his risk of prostate and testicular cancer. Castrating will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviours, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, castrating your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem.
    Castrating, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anaesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
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Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets.
Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); 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.
If your dog suffers from frequent ear infections, surgical intervention can reduce their occurrence by improving airflow into the ear canal.
Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring, improving your pet’s ability to see. In some pets, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s vision in the long term.
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your pet.
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Lump and Tumour Removal

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Biopsies

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Orthopaedic Surgery

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