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Surgical Services



This minimally invasive procedure allows a veterinarian to see inside a pet’s body and, when necessary, take biopsies (tissue samples) without having to perform surgery. Endoscopy is commonly used to examine the inside of the ears, nose, esophagus, colon, bladder, stomach, and other internal organs. Endoscopy can also be used to assist with minimally invasive surgeries and is particularly valuable in retrieving swallowed items.

To perform this procedure, the veterinarian inserts the endoscope (a long tube with a camera at one end) into the area to be examined. Incisions are sometimes required; however, the incisions used for endoscopic procedures are considerably smaller than those used in traditional surgery. This means a much less painful and quicker recovery for your pet.

Endoscopy does require that your pet be placed under anesthesia. As with all such procedures, we follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his or her safety.

If you have any questions about our endoscopy service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Orthopaedic Surgeries


We perform many types of orthopaedic (bone) surgeries at The Veterinary Emergency, Urgent Care, and Referral Clinic of York Region. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we have a board-certified surgeon who performs all of our orthopedic surgeries. Below is a list of some of the Orthopaedic surgeries performed at our clinic:

  • Fracture Repair
  • Cruciate Repair (TPLO / Extra capsular)
  • Amputation
  • Femoral Head Osteotomy
  • Patella Luxation

Please contact us if you have any questions about these procedures or if you think your pet might benefit from them.

Soft Tissue Surgeries


We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at The Veterinary Emergency, Urgent Care and Referral Clinic of York Region. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets. Below is a list of the common soft tissue surgeries performed at our clinic:

  • Lump/Mass Removal
  • Laceration Repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Exploratory
  • Cystotomy
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Splenectomy
  • C-Section
  • Enucleation

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your pet.

Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring


During Surgery and other medical procedures, our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians monitors all patients closely to ensure their safety. We monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it is routine or more advanced. A highly trained veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and other vital signs during their procedure.

What is General Anesthesia?

For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run any diagnostics needed ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues.

We begin most general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help your pet relax and decrease any anxiety or pain. We administer an intravenous medication to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.