Many types of surgeries may be done at our clinic. Some are performed on perfectly healthy animals (ex. neuter/spay, teeth scaling, minor mass removals …) while others are performed in emergency situations with sick patients (ex. urinary obstruction, pyometra, foreign body…).
Here is a list of procedures currently performed at our clinic:
- Neutering/spaying of cats and dogs ;
- Neutering of rabbits;
- Duke claw removal ;
- Umbilical or inguinal hernia corrections ;
- Correction of entropion ;
- Correction of cherry eye ;
- Nictitating membrane flap (more commonly known as an Over flap) ;
- Enucleation (removal of the eye) ;
- Nostriectomy (correction of stenotic nares) ;
- Mass removals ;
- Teeth scaling and teeth extractions ;
- Pyometra surgeries ;
- FLO (for some cases of rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in the knee) ;
- Arthroplasty of the head and neck of the femur ;
- Limb amputations ;
- Foreign body removal from the stomach or the intestines ;
- Cystotomy ;
- Removal of porcupine quills ;
- Vulvoplasty ;
- And many more !
Before every one of these surgeries, a physical examination with one of our veterinarians is mandatory. An estimate will be given to you in order to plan the costs associated with the procedure.
The day of the surgery, your pet will be taken in charge by the veterinarian and the technician on surgery duty that day. The veterinarian will proceed to a brief physical examination of your pet before giving it a mild sedation, and then proceeding to the general anesthesia.
For some surgical procedures, the veterinarian might recommend leaving your pet at the clinic overnight to revaluate its condition the next day, better monitor and manage its pain, and administer any medication needed by injection. Most pets however get to go home on the day of the surgery and can benefit from a recovery in the comfort of their home.