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Surgical Services for Pets

We understand it can be difficult to think about the type of care your pet will receive during their minor or more complex surgery. Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners so we want to provide as much information as we can to alleviate your fears. Our veterinary team wants to assure you our years of expertise allows us to effectively perform your pet’s surgery.

What types of surgery do you perform?

Before your pet’s upcoming procedure, we welcome your questions. We are happy to take the time to address your concerns about the surgery, anesthesia, pain management and post-operative care. Our highly skilled team performs surgeries like spay and neutering, tumour removal, laceration repair, foreign body removal, bladder stone removal, orthopedics and other soft tissue surgeries. We also have an ongoing relationship with a group of highly trained and experienced veterinary surgeons who perform complex soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries as well as TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy).

How do you support my pet during surgery?

Ensuring your pet has a safe and successful surgery is our top priority. This means using the most up-to-date and cutting edge procedures for safety, surgery practices and pain management. Our staff is exceptionally caring and compassionate, going the extra mile to put any of your concerns to rest. We monitor your pet before, during and after their procedure, placing them on intravenous (IV) fluids to maintain their blood pressure and support liver and kidney function. Our veterinary technologists are tasked with monitoring your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate and other vitals to ensure their safety. Please contact us if you have any questions about your pet’s upcoming surgery at 403.934.3311.

What does postoperative care include?

Your pet’s postoperative care varies, depending on their procedure. When they’re ready to go home, we carefully explain care and medication instructions. It’s important to follow these as closely as possible to help your pet have a successful recovery. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that might come up doing your pet’s recovery process.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic