Kingsdale Animal Hospital in Kitchener is fully equipped to perform most surgeries. Prior to surgery, your pet will undergo a detailed physical examination by your Kingsdale veterinarian to make sure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the anesthesia and procedure. After making your appointment, please visit our Pet Surgery Details and Instructions page.
Most surgical procedures can be performed with the laser. Laser surgery aides in reducing pain and swelling, reducing chances of infection and significantly less bleeding due to it's unique properties. Kingsdale only uses the laser to perform cat declaw procedures due to the properties of reduced pain and swelling and faster recovery. Laser surgery is very popular among pet owners due to cost effectiveness, faster healing and quick recovery times!
For the safety and well-being of all pets, all of our surgical patients are placed on Intravenous Fluids (IV). This ensures adequate blood pressure is maintained and reduces any dehydration from the anaesthesia. Intravenous fluids (IV) also aides in a faster and uneventful recovery.
Your pet will be monitored throughout the procedure by a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to ensure your pet remains safe and comfortable during anesthesia and the procedure. These include, but not limited to: Heart rate, respiration rate, blood oxygen levels, temperature and more. During recovery, our surgical patients are placed on a warm, heated blanket to enhance patient experience.
For more complicated procedures and for procedures that require specialized equipment, a veterinarian specializing in surgery may be booked to perform the procedure within our hospital. Some examples include: TPLO surgery, perineal urethrostomies, simple fracture repair and more.