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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: August 11, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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!

    As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day than we were pre-COVID.

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. ONLINE ORDERS

    The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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