Surgery Service for Dogs

If your dog needs a surgical procedure, we offer advanced surgical care, recovery, and pain management for your pet. Our veterinarians can perform soft tissue surgery as well as orthopedic surgery.

What surgical procedures are provided at our hospital?

  • Spay/neuter
  • Growth removal or tumour biopsy
  • Laceration repair
  • Urinary bladder surgery and stone removal
  • Abdominal exploratory
  • Oral /dental surgeries
  • Cesarean surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Emergency surgeries

Referral to a surgical specialist may be offered as well.

Does my dog need to fast before surgery day?

Yes, the night before surgery, your pet must fast at least 12 hours before admission for surgery or as indicated by your veterinarian. For your pet’s safety and well-being, this step is very important. We ask all family members to make an extra effort to ensure food is not available to your pet. Your pet may have access to drinking water up until 2 hours before admission to the hospital.

What types of surgical services do you provide for dogs?

All pets undergoing surgery will have their blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood oxygen levels monitored by a certified veterinary technologist to keep them safe during the entire surgery. Also, we will record the most up-to-date contact information when you drop off your pet and will keep you informed about their condition and progress. We will use various pain management techniques to aid in your pet’s recovery. A veterinary technologist will provide you with instructions on how to manage your pet’s post-operative care at home.

Last updated: Sep 16, 2022

Dear Clients,

Please note the following updates to our operating policies.



We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Westwood Veterinary Hospital