The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital provides a wide array of surgical services including but not limited to:
- Soft tissue surgery
To ensure the highest quality patient care, pre-anaesthetic blood testing is done prior to any surgical procedure. This greatly improves patient safety and may identify any unknown medical conditions. Not to mention, that it will reduce your anxiety level knowing that your pet’s physical status is appropriate for surgery.
Spaying or neutering your pet has a number of profound health benefits in addition to eliminating the chance of unwanted pregnancies which contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis. In females, spaying your pet reduces the risk of several types of cancers (uterine, ovarian, and mammary), as well as the likelihood of serious and potentially fatal uterine infection that can develop in later years.
In males, neutering reduces the chance of testicular and prostate cancer, as well as lessens the likelihood of behaviour issues such as roaming and certain types of aggression. Spaying or neutering does not cause changes in personality, guarding instincts, intelligence, playfulness and affection.
We recommend spaying or neutering your pet at approximately 6 months of age, however to determine the best options for your pet, it is best to talk with your veterinarian because each animal is unique!