Surgery in Pickering
Pickering’s Rosebank Animal Hospital is a safe and caring environment for your beloved pet to undergo surgery. We are offer minimally invasive options whenever possible. Our veterinary team is trained and experienced in a variety of small animal surgeries including:
Spray and neuter
Orthopedic surgery including extracapsular repairs and TPLO surgery
(we can book a locum surgeon)
Multiple organ biopsy
Tumor biopsy and excision
Surgeries in our hospital are preceded by a pre-surgical examination that will ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and an operation. Pre-surgical blood testing may take before or on the day of surgery. Pre-operative analgesics and sedatives are often used to help with pain control and anaesthesia. Intravenous catheters are also commonly put in place before surgery to help administer emergency medication if it is required during surgery and to provide fluids to the patient after surgery.
An injectable anesthetic is our common choice of anesthesia, as it is quick acting, but some situations may require gas mask delivery. We intubate patients for most surgeries to keep control of their airways, and we monitor patients very closely with the help of monitors and a Registered VT during and after the procedure.
Sterility is of utmost importance at Rosebank Animal Hospital. We have separate, clean operating rooms. We clean and prep patients for surgery, and our surgeons wear caps and masks, and fresh sterile gowns and surgical gloves.
Post-operative care begins once the patient wakes from the anesthesia. They are then transferred to a clean, private kennel where they are regularly checked for signs of distress and given post-operative analgesia to help them recover from the operation without undue pain.
When your pet is stable and recovered enough to go home (often the same day), our team will explain wound care and pain medication procedures. We will provide you with written instructions including what to do in an emergency. This includes calling us or visiting the nearest open animal hospital.