Surgical Services for Pets

Our veterinary team performs many surgeries in house here at the clinic. No matter how minor or routine the procedure, we understand how stressful it can be to have your pet “go under the knife.” You can have peace of mind knowing we take every effort to ensure your pet receives the best and most appropriate care possible. Sometimes this means we recommend referral to appropriate board-certified surgeons if orthopedic or other advanced surgeries are needed. Curious about our surgery services? Do you have other questions not answered on this page? Please feel free to reach out to us at 403.452.2060.

What kinds of surgeries do you offer?

Here at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, our board certified veterinarians perform several types of surgical procedures including:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Urinary bladder surgeries
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries (resection, foreign body removal, etc.)
  • Lump removals
  • Biopsies
  • Wound repairs
  • Is anesthesia safe for dogs and cats?

    Yes. All animals are examined prior to surgery and monitored while they are sedated/anesthetized to help ensure their comfort and safety. We take every care and precaution possible, from closely monitoring your pet’s vital signs all throughout their surgery, to providing them with a warm area and blanket to stay cozy after they wake up (pets often feel cold after surgery as anesthesia reduces their ability to control their temperature).

    Can I leave my pet alone after surgery?

    Yes. Rest assured your veterinarian will give you all the instructions you need to provide the proper at-home care for your pet after their procedure. For pets who need closer monitoring, they may recommend they stay overnight at the clinic or other medical-grade boarding facility. Otherwise, it is okay to leave your pet alone for short periods of time. Just make sure to keep a lookout for signs of distress like trembling, wound-licking and loss of appetite.

    Last Updated: June 13, 2022

    To all of our valued clients,

    Please note the following regarding COVID-19:

  • Our doors are unlocked and clients are welcome in the building.
  • We do recommend that you wear a mask for any conversations that are less than 6 feet apart.
  • We ask that if you are not well, waiting on COVID-19 test results, tested positive for COVID-19 or you have travelled out of the country in the past 2 weeks, you reschedule your appointment or make other arrangements for your pet to be seen.
  • We are still cleaning our facility regularly to help reduce the spread of COVID-19
  • As always, we thank all of our clients for your kindness, patience and understanding while we have all worked through the past few years.

    - Your dedicated team at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic