Learning that your pet needs surgery can be a nerve-wracking time. You want to be sure your companion will be in good hands and will receive the best surgical care available. At Don Head Village Animal Clinic, we want to make this unsettling time a little easier and set your mind at ease once and for all. We place the safety and comfort of our patients as our highest priority and will make every effort to ensure a positive, stress-free experience for you both.

Our veterinarians are experienced in performing a broad range of pet surgeries including routine spay and neuters,  as well as a variety of other soft-tissue surgeries. Some procedures, such as orthopedic surgeries, require specialized training. If it is determined that your pet requires that level of expertise, we will provide a referral to one of several Boarded Orthopedic Surgeons in York Region or the GTA – what every location is most convient for you. Our highly skilled team of technicians and assistants are always on hand to assist with surgery and to monitor your pet’s wellbeing at all times while in our care. Rest assured that your cherished animal family member will be in caring, capable hands with us!

Prior to any surgery being performed, we’ll first take appropriate measures to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo surgery. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is very important, particularly in older pets and animals that suffer from existing medical conditions. We want to make sure that your pet isn’t placed at any unnecessary risk, and remains as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the process.

Local Anesthesia

The general anesthetics we use the safest available and have been carefully chosen for their effectiveness and reliability. Going under general anesthesia is not needed in every case where surgery is performed. Some procedures can be done with sedation or even with local anesthesia (making the area of the surgery numb). Some small skin bumps can even be removed without actually cutting – using our Cryo-surgery unit. Regardless of which technique is used, your pet will receive a customized pain management plan that will address his or her specific needs, and provide optimum pain control with the least amount of risk. This is something we’ll discuss with you prior to moving forward with the surgery. We always do what is best and easiest for your pet to safely handle.

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