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Surgery

Surgical Procedures

Surgery is generally divided into soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Orthopedic surgeries focus on bones, tendons, and joints (e.g. fracture repair), while soft tissue surgeries encompass abdomen, thorax and skin (e.g. wound repair).

The most common surgeries performed in a veterinary hospital are elective spays and neuters and other soft tissue surgeries such a mass removals. Dr. Angela has a vast amount of experience in both elective and emergency surgical procedures. Her work at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic or York Region allowed her to gain a greater array of emergency surgeries, including abdominal exploratory surgery, foreign body removal, and repair of traumatic injuries. 

Orthopedic and complex surgery cases are performed by Board Certified Surgeons. We are fortunate to be able to have them come to our hospital to perform these surgeries, however there are times it is better for the patient to be transferred to a referral hospital for their procedure and post op care. We will always recommend the best care for your pet and all their options to receive that care. 

What We Offer

Veterinary surgery has undergone a tremendous revolution. With recent advances in equipment and instrumentation, anesthesia and pain management, veterinarians are now able to offer safer surgical treatment options.

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work

It is important that you know that for any anesthetic procedure, pre-anesthetic blood work is usually run on patients. Such blood testing is performed to check the kidneys, the liver, blood sugar and protein levels. As well, red and white blood cell information is determined.

All of the blood work parameters allow us to minimize the risks to your pet that can be associated with anesthesia. More extensive blood testing is performed in our more senior patients for this same reason of safety.

Intravenous Fluids

Intravenous fluids may be administered during anesthesia. Many drugs used for general anesthesia tend to cause decreases in blood pressure. Intravenous fluids combat this decrease.

In addition, if there are any unforeseen adverse reactions under anesthesia, an intravenous catheter allows immediate intravenous administration of potentially life saving medications.