Our Grande Prairie vets perform a number of surgical procedures, from C-sections and soft-tissue surgeries to spay & neuter procedures, dental surgery and more.
We Provide Experienced Surgical Care for Pets
Our Grande Prairie animal hospital offers a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs. Stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques are used to ensure your pet remains safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.
During surgery, a dedicated veterinary technician will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Following surgery, priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care from your vet.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always ensure you are fully informed about why we are recommending any specific surgical procedure. We will also explain any post-operative care your pet will need at home following surgery. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our hospital.
At Grande Prairie Animal Hospital, our vets routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are used to treat pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, urogenital and hepatic disorders.
During Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are removed from their mother's uterus.
We would typically perform C-sections when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, a cat or dog will ingest foreign objects that can get stuck inside their body.
Whether an accident has left them with an injury or your pet has an eaten an object they shouldn't have, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
When tissue has been broken, cut, torn, burnt or otherwise damaged, your pet can be left with a wound.
It's imperative that any wounds are cleaned, disinfected and cared for appropriately by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Spaying & Neutering
During spay or neuter procedures, your cat or dog will be surgically sterilized to prevent disease. They will also have an extended life expectancy as a result of the procedure.
- Dental Surgery
Just like us, our cats' and dogs' oral health can be impacted by tooth decay, periodontal disease or other dental issues. Dental surgery may be necessary and can range from tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs and gum disease treatment.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be intimidating. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry friend.
Because we want you to be comfortable making the decision to move ahead, we will confirm that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and answer any questions you may have.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will complete a physical examination of your pet, ensure any blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications, and confirm the specifics of the procedure.
Dedicated surgical suites. All of our surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite, which is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Anyone in the surgical suite wears disposable masks and caps at all times. Those involved in the procedure wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, our surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped.