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: November 19, 2021

    Dear valued clients,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

    Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

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

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • 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