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Surgical Services for Pets

Over the span of your furry family member’s life, they may have to undergo all types of surgical procedures. Some are routine, while others are done to treat injuries or diseases. Here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic, we provide a high standard of quality care and services including routine spay, neuters, general surgical procedures and some orthopedic surgeries. Our dedicated sterile surgery suite filled with all the monitoring equipment possible ensures the safest possible surgery and best outcomes for your pet. Simply call us at 403.239.4657 to learn more about surgical services for pets.

Is anesthesia safe for pets?

Yes, you can rest assured that we run extensive tests (specifically bloodwork) to ensure your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia prior to their procedure. The vast majority of our patients do well under anesthesia and our technicians monitor their vital signs all throughout the procedure, as the veterinarian does their surgical work.

How should I prepare my pet for their surgery?

Depending on the procedure your pet will undergo, their age, their diagnosis, or any health condition they may have means that different precautions will need to be taken. Our team will give you all of the instructions you need to help prep your pet for their surgery day. In general, we will ask that you arrive on time for your pet’s scheduled surgery. This is a huge help to our team. Staying on schedule means that other furry friends will get the care they need, and will open us up for any unexpected emergency cases that may come in to the clinic. As well, most patients should not to eat any solid foods the night before their procedure.

What is the right way to care for pets post-operation?

Again, this will all depend on your pet’s unique case. Generally speaking, we ask that you ensure they take all of their necessary medications, eat and drink regularly, as well as attend any post-operative rehab treatments they may need. Paying close attention to your pet and notifying us of any odd behaviors right away will help ensure they recover as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

How much does surgery cost for pets?

Please call us for our latest service rates. There are many factors that come into play when calculating the cost of your pet’s treatment, and a proper consultation is the best way to receive that.

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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