Here at the clinic, we do non-emergency surgery such as spaying and neutering, as well as certain kinds of orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery. For more specialized operations, we refer patients to specialists at other veterinary centres.
Do you perform declawing (onyxectomy)?
Declawing is an extremely painful procedure that can lead to complications such as bleeding, infection, lameness, phantom pain, aggressiveness when paws are touched, etc. Instead, we highly recommend feline training, nail trimming, a stimulating environment with toys and scratching posts, and Soft Paws® plastic nail covers. It is important to know that we do not perform declawing even if the alternatives do not have the expected effects.
What kind of surgical facilities does the clinic have?
Our clinic’s operating room is equipped with two tables and state-of-the-art monitoring devices—monitoring our patients while they are under anesthesia is a top priority. The surgeon prepares for surgery in the sterilization room next to the operating room. We also use the HotDog® patient warming system, which prevents hypothermia, increases comfort, minimizes anesthesia-related complications and makes waking up from anesthesia easier.
In the preoperative/postoperative room, we have cages where the animals can rest before and after surgery as well as cages for animals requiring intensive care. We have a special cage with oxygen for animals with difficulty breathing, and two big cubicles for larger animals.
Our team uses a wheeled stretcher to safely move animals from place to place.
How long will it take for my pet to recover?
Recovery from surgery takes around 10 to 14 days, but can vary depending on the kind of surgery, the part of the body, and how well the wound heals. Before your pet returns home after surgery, we will take some time to discuss how the surgery went, your animal’s condition, the specific care your pet will require during recovery and things to watch for.
Rest assured that we follow strict pain management guidelines for medication administered before, during and after surgery. If you have any concerns at all about your pet’s condition, please feel free to ask our team.