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Surgery Service for Pets

Throughout a pet’s life, they may need to undergo different types of treatments that include, on occasion, surgery. Some surgical procedures are routine and performed as part of a pet’s roster of preventative care, such as spaying and neutering. Other procedures address certain conditions, such as fracture repair for broken bones and the removal of skin tumours.

What types of surgery services do you provide for pets?

At our practice, our veterinary care team regularly performs a wide range of surgical procedures that include: spays, neuters, orthopedic surgeries as well as general soft tissue surgeries (e.g. lump removals and cystotomies).

What should I do to prepare my dog/cat for surgery?

The process of preparing your pet for surgery depends on several factors. Each pet, health condition and surgery comes with different preparatory requirements. Our veterinary team will provide you with all of the information you need before your pet’s procedure.

What do I have to do on the day of my pet’s surgery?

The most important thing you can do for your dog or your cat is to make sure that you arrive on time for their surgery. On any given day, we may have other surgeries scheduled for other patients. Patients who arrive on time help our team to stay on schedule and ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.

Is surgery painful for pets?

During surgery, we ensure that your dog/cat will receive appropriate pain management. After the procedure, we will prescribe medications to help manage and reduce their discomfort during the recovery period. Should you have any concerns after a procedure, please contact us so we may adjust our care for your pet.

How should I care for my dog/cat who just went through surgery?

Our team will provide you with all of the after-care instructions that you need to make sure that you can properly take care of your pet at home after their procedure. The specifics of aftercare vary from pet to pet but usually involve a combination of follow-up consultations, medications, and modifications to their activities, food and living environments.


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Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday : Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre