Surgical Services

We provide many surgical services at our clinic including routine spay and neuters, soft-tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Occasionally, we refer our patients to specialists (board certified veterinary surgeons) to assist with more advanced or complicated procedures. Surgical Preparation In preparation for your pet's surgery, no food should be offered after 8:00 p.m., unless specified by one of our veterinarians. Water may be offered throughout the evening and morning unless otherwise directed. If your pet does have something to eat or drink before surgery, please be sure to inform us upon admission for surgery. This does not necessarily mean surgery will be delayed or postponed. If your pet is receiving medication, check with us to see if you should administer the medication on the morning of surgery. As well, please allow your pet to relieve itself prior to admission for surgery, unless otherwise directed. Your pet will receive a pre-surgical examination to check for clinical signs of problems which may increase anesthetic risk. However, many serious conditions may not be detected without first performing blood tests. Pre-anesthetic blood testing confirms that your pet's organs are functioning properly. Even healthy looking pets may be hiding symptoms of a disease. Pre-anesthetic blood testing helps to detect illness so that we can avoid concerns during anesthesia.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgery refers to surgery of skeletal system, including bone, tendon, ligament and disc surgery. There are many common injuries and congenital diseases that require orthopedic surgery including back disc…

  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery

    Bracebridge Hospital is are pleased to provide and accept referrals for TTA surgery. Tibial Tuberosity Advancement is a relatively new procedure that is utilized to aid dogs that have suffered…

  • Fracture Repair

    Bone fractures are a very common orthopedic problem in cats and dogs. In most situations, these occur as a result of trauma but may occur as a result of unknown…

  • Patella Luxation Surgery

    Patella Luxation is a very common orthopedic disease found primarily in small breed dogs such as the Yorkshire Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Bichon Frise, Shih tzu, Chihuahua and other small…

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair

    This is the most commonly seen orthopedic condition at our hospital. Pets usually present with a sudden onset lameness of one of their hind legs, where they can usually walk…

  • Eye Surgery

    Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or it may be a sign the cornea (outer layer of the eye itself) has been damaged. A damaged…

  • Skin Surgery

    Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed at our clinic is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested,…

  • Spaying

    Ovariohysterectomy surgery, commonly known as spaying, is a surgical procedure performed on female pets to render them infertile. There are numerous benefits to spaying your female pet companion including: Helping…

  • Neutering

    Castration surgery, commonly known as Neuter or Neutering, is a surgical procedure performed on male pets to render them infertile. There are numerous benefits to neutering your male pet companion…

  • Dental Surgery

    Dental health is an important aspect of whole body health.  Dental disease and trauma often result in teeth that require removal.  Our practice is equipped with a digital dental x-ray…