Our East Kootenay vets can perform a number of surgical procedures, including C-sections, soft tissue surgeries, spay & neuter procedures, surgical cancer treatments and more.
We offer a wide range of procedures for both dogs and cats at our East Kootenay clinic, using exacting surgical procedures and advanced surgical techniques.
During every surgery, a nurse will administer anesthetic and constantly be monitoring your pet using our advanced monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management when required.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priority following surgery. You will be provided with thorough aftercare instructions to ensure your companion has a speedy recovery to full health.
What to Expect From Surgery
We will always inform you of the reasoning behind a surgical procedure's recommendation and any post-operative care instructions we give you. We also practice strict surgical protocols at our clinic.
Our Cranbrook Veterinary Hospital veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries routinely:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
During Caesarean sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother’s uterus in cases where the mother is unable to give birth to her young naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Cancer Surgery
Our vet team provides surgeries to treat cancer in both dogs and cats. These surgeries may need to be paired with other forms of treatment depending on the unique needs of your pet.
The Surgery Process
We know that the idea of bringing your companion in for surgery can be daunting. Rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is the best option for your pet's wellbeing.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm all aspects of the procedure with you and conduct a physical examination of the patient.
Dedicated surgical suites. We have a dedicated surgical suite that we keep completely sterile. This prevents infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear masks and caps at all times while in the surgical suite. Vets involved in the procedure will also wear surgical gowns and gloves to ensure your pet's safety.
Sterile packs and equipment. We always attentively clean, wrap and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.