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Surgery at Centretown Veterinary Hospital

All our veterinarians are skilled surgeons. Surgery involves not only the incision and suturing commonly associated with the practice but also anaesthesia, monitoring and pain management both during and after the procedure.

Anaesthesia has traditionally meant the condition of having the feeling of pain and other sensations blocked. This allows patients to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience. There are a variety of drugs available to be used in anaesthesia and your veterinarian makes their drug choices by considering each individual patients’ specific requirements. Pain during surgery is managed by peripheral nerve blocks and epidurals while pain after surgery is managed by a number of drugs each designed for specific types of pain. Each surgeon is more than willing to discuss the ins and outs of the protocol best suited for your pet.

The most common surgeries performed in a veterinary hospital are elective soft tissue surgeries such as spays (ovariohysterectomy) and neuters (orchiectomy). And our veterinarians are well versed in all forms of soft tissue surgery including abdomen, chest, mouth and skin, and include bowel, bladder and wound repair.

Our Veterinarians are well aware of their own limitations as general practitioners. They have established an array of referral services with specialist veterinary surgeons to whom we can refer either on or off premises should the need arise.