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Surgery Service for Dogs

Canine Surgery Services

What types of surgical services do you provide for dogs?


When your dog needs a surgical procedure, we offer advanced surgical care, recovery, and pain management for your pet. Our veterinarians can perform soft tissue surgery as well as orthopedic surgery. Surgical procedures provided at our hospital include:

  • Spay/neuter (Traditional or laparoscopic services available upon request)
  • Growth removal or tumour biopsy
  • Laceration repair
  • Urinary bladder surgery and stone removal
  • Abdominal exploratory
  • Oral surgery
  • Cesarean surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Emergency surgery

Pre-Surgical Care
Your pet will be screened prior to surgery to ensure that they are healthy enough to undergo surgery. We administer anesthesia after having performed blood tests to confirm that the patient is a healthy candidate for surgery. Our veterinarians can also use these test results to develop a pain management technique that is tailored for your pet, and screen for any pre-existing conditions that could impact the surgery.

What happens to my pet during surgery?


All pets undergoing surgery will have their blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen levels monitored by a certified veterinary technician to keep them safe and comfortable during the entire process. On the day of surgery, our staff will also ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information when you drop off your pet and will keep you informed about their condition and progress.

Post-Surgical Care
Your pet’s care and comfort is our top priority. We will utilize various pain management techniques to aid in your pet’s recovery. The post-operative pain management plan will include pain medication to reduce discomfort and encourage a speedy recovery. This plan will include at-home pain medication to keep them as comfortable as possible. A veterinary technician will provide you with instructions on how to manage your pet’s post-operative care at home. We are more than happy to provide you with more information and answer all of your questions or concerns.

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Last updated: April 11, 2022

We are so happy to announce that our doctors are now seeing clients and patients in the hospital. Please read on for more information about how your next appointment will work.

NOTE:
Masks are mandatory for indoor service
Limit 1 person admitted per appointment

1. Please come to the FRONT door on time for your appointment and call us to check-in. The seating area in our waiting room is not yet available
2. At your appointment time, we will guide you and your pet directly into an examination room where you may wait for the veterinarian.
3. Please be advised, there is a time limit set for each appointment that we must adhere to in order to avoid keeping the next patient waiting.
4. After your appointment, you may now check out at the front desk.
5. If you are LATE for your appointment, we will attempt to accommodate you for a shorter time with the doctor. If you are more than 5 minutes late, please reschedule.
6. We respect your concerns for safety. If you prefer a curbside appointment, please let us know when you call to book your pet.

CURBSIDE SERVICE FOR PRESCRIPTIONS AND PET FOODS

In order to accommodate clients and pets for appointments, we need to limit the capacity of people in our reception area. For this reason, we have elected to temporarily provide curbside service only for pet supply orders.

Please call ahead to order pet foods and prescriptions. We will bring them outside when you arrive to pick them up. Thank you for your consideration.

*NEW CLIENTS AND NEW PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!*

Our veterinarians are currently seeing all patients by appointment ONLY. We are currently operating with both curbside and in office appointments. We have limited capacity to accommodate indoor appointments but please let us know your preference at the time of booking and we will do our very best to accommodate your request. Please note, for safety reasons, you will be asked to wait behind a clear screen while speaking with the veterinarian. Your pet will be examined by the veterinarian while one of our assistants holds them. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these appointments take a little longer than normal.  

How do curbside / closed-door appointments work?
Please come to the back door for your appointment and call 416-537-3128 upon arrival. A veterinarian will speak with you over the phone and a veterinary assistant will come out to collect your pet for an examination. After examining your pet, the doctor will follow-up on the phone with their findings and recommendations. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your pets. Please let us know in advance if they have any special needs.

Payment Methods:
We are currently accepting all payment methods. However, credit or debit cards are preferred.
 

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

- The team at Annex Animal Hospital