We provide a number of surgical procedures for dogs and cats in the Sechelt area to address their healthcare needs.
During each surgical procedure, a nurse will administer anesthesia to your pet and constantly monitor them using our electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We keep you informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and what care you will need to provide for your pet once they return home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Eagle Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Sechelt vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumour removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Sechelt and work with your animal surgeon.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Sechelt.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the thought of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be an anxiety-inducing one. However, we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged family member.
We will try to ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Sechelt and will work with your vet surgeon.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.