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cat surgery

Surgery Service for Cats

We can perform a wide variety of surgeries that your kitten or cat may need such as spays, neuters, hernia repairs, dental procedures, ocular surgery, laceration repair, abscess repair, and many others.

How do I prepare my cat for surgery?

We will be sure to call you the day before your appointment to remind you of fasting and admitting instructions as well as field any unanswered questions you may have. Before surgery, your cat has fasted for 12 hours, this typically means we recommend no food or treats after 8 pm the evening before your scheduled appointment, water is encouraged. Please bring your cat to the clinic in a sturdy and familiar carrier. Not only is car/bus transit safer for your cat in a carrier, but they also tend to feel calmer in an enclosure of this type. To make your life easier and your cat’s travel less stressful, keep this carrier out at home at all times, in a favourite spot, so that your cat sees it as a regular part of their home and not something to fear. Leaving the door open when the carrier is home, placing a comfy blanket sprayed with Feliway (please inquire) and adding a favourite toy is a good way to encourage use by your cat regularly.

What can I expect after the surgery is completed?

We will contact you once the procedure is complete to let you know that everything went well and provide you a pickup time later in the day. We like to keep pets in the hospital for a few hours post-operatively for monitoring to ensure they recover well and are awake enough to go home. Not every pet recovers at the same rate so do not be alarmed if we ask to keep them for a few extra hours. Once you arrive for pick up, a technician will review your home-care instructions, including any medications, incision care, activity and dietary needs. These vary depending on the type of procedure we performed and will be specific to your pet.

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Last updated: April 18, 2022

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. Masks are mandatory for everyone coming inside our hospital. Maximum of 2 clients allowed into our exams rooms per appointment (there's not much room in there!)

Please note that it will take at least 24 hours for all prescription and food items to be ready for pick up (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

Unfortunately, our bathroom is still closed to the public as it is in our radiology room.

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

NEW PET OWNERS

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.

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace. Abusive conduct or communications will not be tolerated and may result in denial of services.

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

- Your dedicated team at Harbour Cities Veterinary Hospital