Surgical Services for Pets

Our clinic is fully equipped to perform a variety of medical procedures. Our staff has years of experience and have specially trained veterinarians who are experts at particular surgeries. Your pet will be safely screened so procedures can be planned according to their individual needs. Our veterinarians will be happy to answer any of your questions about the surgeries we offer when you call us at 403.984.4143.

What happens when it’s decided my pet needs surgery?

How your pet must prepare depends on the surgery they’re having. Sometimes they will have to fast the day before, sometimes they won’t. In all cases, they will be examined prior to their procedure to ensure their specific needs are met and to determine the level of anesthesia they can take. All surgery patients receive intravenous fluids and medications for pain control while in the hospital. Your pets receive complete care instructions and post-operative pain medications when they are discharged from the hospital.

Is anesthesia safe for my pet?

During pre-surgery testing, we do a blood check to expose any underlying issues that would be negatively impacted by anesthesia. If they are approved, the anesthesia is exclusively tailored to your pet. Gas anesthesia allows our doctors to carefully regulate and monitor your pet during surgeries and procedures. Most animals will wake up from anesthesia nausea free and with routinely administered pain medication to minimize any post-op discomfort.

What kind of surgeries do you perform?

We currently offer an extensive number of surgical services in our clinic. We perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries, including spay & neuter, eye surgeries, orthopedic surgeries and many dental procedures. We also offer a wide range of ophthalmological procedures like cherry eye surgery, entropion surgery, surgical removal of distichia and enucleation of the eye. To conduct more complicated orthopedic surgeries, we invite Dr. Audrey Remedios into our clinic. Dr. Remedios is an experienced board certified surgeon and has a long career in veterinary medicine.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital