Our Surgical Services

We treat a wide range of orthopaedic and soft tissue disorders with comprehensive veterinary surgical treatment options.

Our surgical specialists will perform a detailed exam and based on your pet’s results, will review additional diagnostic testing options, procedures, risks and expected outcomes with you.

Common veterinary surgical procedures we offer include:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Surgery for Intestinal, Heart & Urinary System Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Surgery for Cancer
  • Complex Fracture Repair
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)

What to expect with your pet’s surgery

Your pet is in good hands while in our care. Our vets plan each surgery with post-operative success for your pet in mind.

We believe that knowing what to expect will make the surgery process easier for you and your pet.

We adhere to strict sterilisation techniques with all of our procedures. Our operating room has positive pressure air flow, and after every procedure, the suite is cleaned and sterilised.

Our surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists also use sterile prep and wear full surgical attire, including surgical cap and gown and sterile gloves during every procedure.

With assistance from our Veterinary Anaesthesia Specialists, we tailor anaesthetic plans to the specific conditions of each of our patients, taking into consideration both lab work and overall cardiovascular health.

We use a multimodal approach — local anaesthetic, epidural anaesthesia and systemic medications — frequently to ensure your pet is pain free during and after surgery.

Using our state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, end tidal CO2, pulse oximetry, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, etc.), we will monitor your pet’s vital signs continuously throughout the surgery.
After your pet’s procedure is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the surgery and next steps.

Depending on the pet’s health status and the complexity of the procedure, some pets may be allowed to go home the next day while others may have to stay longer.

We’ll provide you with discharge instructions when you arrive to pick up your pet, as well as answer any questions you may have.

It’s such a privilege to be able to use surgery to take away our patient’s pain and return them to good health. There’s no greater feeling than seeing a pet walk out of our hospital at the end of their stay when they were struggling or couldn’t even walk in!

Dr Dan James
Surgery Specialist