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Surgical Services for Pets

Your pet’s health and safety during their surgical procedures are our top priority. Our veterinarians have over 16 years of experience, which means the team, including veterinary technicians and assistants, are well-equipped to ensure your pet has a successful surgery. We do our best to make sure your pet is safe and comfortable during surgery so they’ll have a healthy recovery process.

What happens during veterinary surgery?

Before surgery, we perform blood tests to ensure your pet’s body will respond well to the surgery and anesthesia (if it’s required). Some pet owners might be concerned about their pet going under anesthesia but advancements in modern medicine ensures it is safe for pets. To ensure your pet is comfortable while under anesthesia, we use a HotDog (special warming conduction blanket), which also ensures a faster recovery. In addition, the combination of our calming dog/cat pheromones and serene pet-friendly music throughout our hospital are designed to create an environment that lessons pet anxiety. During surgeries, pets are fully monitored during the procedure. This means there isn’t a moment during the surgery where our eyes aren’t on your pet. We do this to ensure your pet’s vitals remain stable throughout the procedure, which is a sign your pet is doing well. This also allows us to act quickly if we need to, especially if there are sudden changes to your pet’s condition.

What should I expect post-surgery?

Your pet’s post-surgery behaviour might differ. They might not seem like their usual selves for post-surgery but if these abnormal behaviors continue over a few days, don’t hesitate to call us. Generally, you can look out for:

  • Less interest in their usual activities like play or going on walks
  • Less frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Dehydration, causing extreme thirst
  • Noticeable decrease or increase in their appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

    How can I help my pet’s recovery?

    The best thing you can do to ensure your pet’s recovery is to closely follow our veterinary team’s post-surgery care instructions, which might include changes in your pet’s daily activities, checking their incisions, altering their diet and giving them their medication. Your pet might be in pain so try to ensure they’re as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about their recovery process, please contact us at 604.544.7387.

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    Last updated: July 20, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your pet.

    Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

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

    2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • We are currently operating with a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and team. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 604-544- 7387. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call you on your cell phone to discuss the issues with your pet, and you will have a telephone consult with the veterinarian to discuss further diagnostics required or a treatment plan for your pet. Following the end of the appointment, we will return your pet to you.
  • If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. One of our team members will bring your order to our designated pick up location, outside our front doors. Payment will be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone’s safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Queen’s Park Pet Hospital