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Surgical Services for Pets

At some point in your pet’s life they may need surgery, whether it be a simple spay or neuter or complex orthopedic procedure. Surgery can seem scary for pets but our team is well trained and has immense experience. At Southglen Veterinary Hospital from the moment your pet enters our hospital they are treated with the best care through the use of modern techniques and proper equipment. We will monitor your pet during surgery, provide intravenous fluids (IV) and guide them to a full recovery afterwards.

What happens during surgery?

To ensure that surgery is safe for your pet we perform a routine blood screen test. Blood testing tells us if your pet will respond well to surgery and recover safely. The blood test shows us how well your pet’s liver and kidney function as well as the blood counts in your pet. It is necessary to know your pet’s kidney and liver function as they determine how much sedative and anesthesia is safe for your pet.

What types of surgeries does your hospital offer?

The surgeries our hospital offers include microchipping, spaying/neutering, dental procedures, removal of foreign objects, dental extractions and more. Please call us to learn more about our full range of surgical services.

How to prepare my pet for surgery?

Preparation for surgery is dependent on the procedure your cherished pet needs. There are general guidelines that you must follow. Your pet must completely fast 8 hours before surgery and your pet must be up-to-date with their vaccinations. Our team will inform you of any precautions or steps to follow prior to each surgery. Give us a call at 204-452-0077 for additional information.

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Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, 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. 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.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    5. 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 Southglen Veterinary Hospital