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Surgical Services for Pets

Surgeries can improve your pet’s quality of life. At Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic our trained professionals take great care in carrying out surgeries. Our veterinarians are experienced in using various diagnostic tools and providing treatments with surgery. We use the latest technology to monitor our patients and the most advanced techniques. We treat our patients with compassion and do our best to ensure the experience is comfortable and stress-free for you and your pet.

What happens before surgery?

Before each surgery our team will perform a pre-anesthetic blood screen. By running a blood test our veterinarians will determine how your loyal companion will respond to surgery and recover. Our team will also check to ensure your pet’s liver and kidneys are functioning properly. (Kidney and liver function are important as it determines how much anesthesia is safe for your pet.) Our veterinarians will also check records for pre-existing conditions that may affect the surgery.

What surgeries does your clinic offer?

The surgeries our clinic offers include: spay/ neuter, dental procedures and orthopedic surgery.

What preparation does my pet need for surgery?

There are two general guidelines to follow when your pet has surgery:

  • Ensure they are fully vaccinated and have proof (proof will be with us, if your pet is a long-time patient)
  • The morning of the procedure ensure that your pet does not eat or drink

    Any additional precautions will be outlined by the veterinarian prior to surgery.

    How can I care for my pet post-surgery?

    When your pets undergoes a procedure they will require special care for a smooth recovery. When surgery is completed we may monitor your pet for some time before we send them home for recovery. Our veterinarians will work with you to develop a pain management program specifically catered to your pet. At home you should make your pet’s life a little easier as they get back to their normal health.

  • Encourage them to eat. Some post-surgery medications need to be taken with a meal. Your pet also needs food that will give them nourishment and energy.
  • Make them comfortable. This could mean making their beds more comfortable or anything that will keep them relaxed.
  • Avoid excessive movements. Your pets need enough rest in order to recover. We will inform you if your pets need exercise to speed up recovery.
  • Follow and check-in with your vet for post-surgery instructions. We advise you to keep our team informed about any progress or concerns you have about your pet’s recovery. If you need additional information call us at 905.727.3003.

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    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic