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. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Surgery Service for Dogs

Anesthesia means that our patient will be asleep during the surgery performed. We determine each protocol that we will use for each pet, to ensure it is as safe as possible. For a full (general) anesthesia: First, a little sedation is given that makes the pet sleepy and relaxed. An IV catheter is placed so that we have access to a vein, and so that fluids can be given during the surgery (to keep our patients hydrated and keep their kidneys happy). A tube is placed in their airway to ensure oxygen delivery, and to deliver gases to keep the patient asleep for the surgery. During the operation, a registered veterinary technician is monitoring the patient, taking vitals including heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and more. The surgical technician will recover the pet after surgery and monitor them closely afterwards, to ensure that they are doing well.

Do we specialize in any other surgeries?

We perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries, including:

  • Mass/lump removals.
  • Foreign body removal (if something is stuck in the gastrointestinal system).
  • Cystotomy (removal of stones from the bladder).
  • Aural hematoma repair (used for non-healing ear swelling).
  • Stenotic nares repair (opening the nasal airways for better breathing in certain breeds).
  • Perineal urethrostomy (for male cats with severe urinary blockages).
  • Certain orthopedic surgeries are also performed, including:
  • Extracapsular repair for cranial cruciate ligament injuries (typically in dogs less than 50lbs).

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Last updated: September 22, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.

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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Fairmont Animal Hospital