Orthopedic Services for Pets

Here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic, we are fully equipped to provide therapeutic and surgical services to treat a wide range of conditions concerning your pet’s bones, joints and muscles. There are certain breeds or species of patients who are prone to developing orthopedic issues. Some of our patients sustain injuries from accidents or develop health issues later in life that may require medical attention. Whatever the case may be, our team can perform all types of treatments including soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries to get your pet in the best shape possible. Simply call us at 403.239.4657 for more details.

What is orthopedic surgery for pets?

Orthopedic surgery is used to address any concerns in your pet’s muscles and bones. If your pet breaks or fractures a bone, tears a ligament, or is diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis then your veterinarian will most likely recommend orthopedic surgery to improve their mobility and get them on the path to good health.

What is soft-tissue surgery for pets?

These procedures are used to treat anomalies in your pet’s internal organs (heart, lungs, etc.), skin and muscles. For example, if your pet develops a cyst or mass, then soft-tissue surgery will be performed to remove that growth.

What should I do after my pet’s orthopedic surgery?

Rest assured that your veterinarian will explain to you all of the post-op measures you need to take and steps you need to follow for your pet’s specific case. That being said, there are some general steps that most pet parents need to remember upon taking their pet home from the hospital after their surgery.

  • Ensure your pet gets a lot of rest. Too much activity can hinder the healing process.
  • Stay on top of their medications (e.g. antibiotics, pain relief).
  • Keep an eye on their incision, and notify us if you think it may be infected.
  • Keep up with their rehabilitation treatments in the months after recovery.
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    Last updated: February 28, 2022.

    Dear valued clients,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

    We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

    For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

    We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us. - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic