Surgical Services for Pets

The thought of your pet on the operating table while you wait for them to finish their procedure can be difficult. However, you’ve entrusted the best veterinary team possible to support your pet through a safe and effective surgery. If your pet has an upcoming surgery that you’re uneasy about, feel free to connect with our veterinary team at 403.337.3221.to discuss any concerns you might have.

What surgeries do you perform on pets?

Our team of veterinary experts are trained to perform a range of procedures for your pet. We have two dedicated surgical rooms to ensure your pet receives the care they need. Before surgery, we’ll walk through the procedure with you to ensure you’re aware of every step of the process. Some surgeries we perform are:

  • Spaying and Neutering – Removing pets’ reproductive organs, like the uterus, ovaries and testicles
  • Soft Tissue – Covers various parts of the body, like gastrointestinal and respiratory issues
  • Orthopedic – Skeletal-related procedures, like supporting bones and cartilage
  • Knee Repair – Lateral fix and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) repair
  • Large Animal – Some of which can be conducted on your farm/property

Is anesthesia safe for pets?

We prioritize the health and safety of all furry patients, so we only use items that we believe are safe and pet-friendly. Whenever your pet is under general anesthesia, we use our state-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring equipment to ensure your pet is responding well to the medication. Our monitoring equipment provides us with your pet’s moment-by-moment vitals, including their breathing rate, heart rhythm and blood pressure. Our experienced animal health technologists will monitor this information throughout the procedure to ensure your pet’s safety.

How can I prepare my pet for surgery?

Depending on your pet’s upcoming surgery, our veterinary team will provide detailed information about how to prepare them for their procedure. One key thing to keep in mind is ensuring your pet fasts before their procedure. Especially if they’re going under general anesthesia, they need to have an empty stomach going into surgery.

Last updated: November 17, 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.

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 1 client per appointment allowed in the exam room with their pet
  • Masks are mandatory for every person coming into our clinic for appointments or food/prescription pick-ups
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    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 Carstairs Veterinary Clinic