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Surgical Services for Pets

Throughout your pet’s life, they may need to undergo certain surgical procedures in order to prevent unwanted conditions and treat injuries or certain diagnoses. At Coastland Veterinary Centre, our team will walk you through the specifics of your pet’s surgery so that you feel informed and at ease throughout the entire process. Our veterinarians specialize in different types of surgeries to provide the best care possible for your pet.

Do pets feel pain during surgery?

The short answer is no. Our team will typically use general anaesthesia so that your pet will feel zero pain or discomfort throughout the entire procedure. Our veterinary surgeons use the most up-to-date techniques and equipment to guarantee optimal results, minimal discomfort and quick recovery.

Why would a dog, cat or other type of pet need surgery?

There are many reasons why pets may need to go under the knife. For example, spays and neuters (where their reproductive organs are removed), as well as microchipping, are routine procedures that most pets will have to undergo in their lifetime. One of the most common reasons why a pet may need surgery is due to accidents and injuries. Broken or fractured bones will need to be addressed with orthopedic surgeries. Some breeds of pets are also more prone to developing conditions such as hip dysplasia, for which orthopedic surgeries are also required.

What are some other types of surgeries available for pets?

Aside from those mentioned above, your loyal companion may need surgery due to several other factors. As you know, pets are very curious and they may swallow foreign objects or accidentally have items lodged into themselves. With these cases, immediate care must be provided in order to remove the foreign items and prevent any further injury, especially to their internal organs. Skin lumps and tumours, masses on the eyes and broken teeth are other cases that may involve surgery.

How much does surgery cost for a dog/cat/pet?

The entire cost of the procedure truly varies with each case, as we take a tailored approach with every patient. Our team will be more than happy to answer any of your questions regarding service fees and explain to you the reasoning behind all of the components of your pet’s surgical procedure.

Last updated: July 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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 BC 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 then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team 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. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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

- Your dedicated team at Coastland Veterinary Hospital