Interventions

We are proud to extend surgical services to our patients.

Microchipping

Even the most responsible pet owner could leave the garage door open or forget to close the gate, resulting in a lost pet. Microchipping your beloved pet could be the difference between having your pet returned and not being able to find them.  The pet microchip technology continues to evolve. Currently, microchip implants are designed to last the extent of your pet's life and are also composed of biocompatible elements that can coexist with your pet's body tissues without causing harm. Currently, microchips can be placed in a variety of pets, including cats and dogs.
Reasons for microchipping a pet:
  • It can help return a lost animal to their proper owner.
  • Microchips help animal shelters avoid the unnecessary expense of boarding an animal that belongs to a loving home.
  • Microchips provide a permanent method of identifying your pet. If your pet is lost and its collar is removed, a vet/shelter can still return your pet home.
  • Some countries require a microchip (always check for special requisitions when you travel)
What does microchipping involve?
Implanting the microchip is a quick and easy process that is relatively painless for your pet.  It can be implanted during a routine examination, during vaccination or during the sterilization of the animal. The microchip is about the size of a  long-grained rice and is injected under your pet's skin with a needle and syringe. The standard injection site is between the shoulder blades, and there is no anesthetic involved when implanting the microchip
How are pets found?
More often than not, pets are recovered at animal shelters or when brought to a veterinary clinic.  Whether your pet was brought into a veterinarian's office, an animal shelter, or was recovered by animal control, all agencies are trained to scan all pets upon receiving them. After scanning the implant site the technician will be able to see a unique identification number. This number serves to find the pet's owner and give him back his animal.
If you have further questions about pet microchips or would like to schedule an appointment for microchipping, contact our office at your convenience.

Spay and neuter

In an effort to help your pet live a healthy life, we provide spay and neuter services. Choosing to spay or neuter your new pet is one of the most responsible decisions you can make as a pet owner. Spaying and neutering pets is estimated to add years to your pet's life in decreasing or eliminating their chances of getting certain cancers; it also helps decrease the amount of animals in shelters and the number of euthanized pets each year. With statistics indicating that thousands of pets in Quebec are put down annually, we believe spaying and neutering animals is a productive initiative. In providing these services, we hope to prolong pets' lives and help the community in preventing pet overpopulation. Reasons to spay or neuter your pet:

  • Decrease aggressive behaviors in male pets
  • Decrease desire for pets to roam and find mates
  • Decrease pet overpopulation and pet euthanasia
  • Decrease risk of mammary gland tumors in females
  • Eliminate heat cycles, bleeding, and yelling for a mate
  • Eliminate or reduce marking and spraying
  • Reduce risk of ovarian and uterine cancers for females
  • Reduce risk of prostate cancer and testicular cancer for males
What does spaying or neutering involve? Both spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that prevent an animal from reproducing. Spaying and neutering are typically recommended for pets that are at least 6 months old and are not going to be used for breeding. Spaying is performed on female animals and involves surgically removing the uterus and ovaries to prevent pregnancy. Neutering is implemented on male animals and encompasses removing the testicles to eliminate fertility.  If you have further questions about the spay and neuter procedures or would like to schedule the surgery for your pet, contact our office at your convenience.

General sugery

The clinic is very well-equipped to provide an aseptic surgical service, including laser surgery. We use a unique surgery kit for each animal sterilized by autoclave. The anesthetic gas used isoflurane, which is one of the safest because it is virtually completely eliminated through the lungs. This protects the functions of the kidneys and the liver. 

Types of surgeries performed at the clinic:
  • Sterilization (castration and ovary-hysterectomy)
  • Onychectomy Laser (Declawing)
  • Abdominal surgeries (stomach, intestines, bladder...)
  • Removal of skin or abdominal masses
  • Urinary declogging, cystotomy
  • Biopsies
  • etc.
Each animal is under constant observation during and after surgery, until complete awakening. It is then followed by the technicians and veterinarians throughout its stay.
To make our surgical procedures the safest possible, the clinic provides:

  • Pulse oxymetry
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Vital signs surveillance by our technicians
  • Intravenously fluid therapy (to maintain optimal blood circulation during surgery)
  • Pre-anesthesic blood test (offer in-clinic)
  • Warming devices 

Laser surgery

We strive to provide our patients with the most current surgical procedures and techniques. With accelerated technology and its use in the medical field, we are now pleased to incorporate laser surgery along with our advanced pet care services. While lasers have been used for decades in aiding human surgeries, they have recently been introduced to the veterinary field with outstanding success. Laser surgery can aide in all soft tissue surgeries, as well as most orthopedic surgeries.

Procedures that can be performed utilizing laser surgery:

  • Biopsies or tumor removals
  • Dental surgery
  • Spay and neuter
  • Declawing
What are the benefits of laser surgery? Improvements in medical technology and techniques are beneficial to patients, and the implementation of laser surgery in pet medicine is no different. The following are some of the major advantages of laser surgery:

  • Decreased pain
  • Less bleeding 
  • Minimal swelling
  • Precision in surgery 
  • Faster recovery 
If you would like to learn more about our laser technology and understand how it can aide in your pet's surgery, feel free to contact our office.

Orthopedic surgery

Dr Robert Dumont deepened his orthopedic surgery formation at the University of Guelph. The clinic is well equipped in orthopedic instruments (plaques, screws, stems,...) to take care of animals with bone fractures or other orthopedic problems such as cruciate ligament ruptures and patellar luxations. Our digital x-rays apparatus makes it easier to make a diagnosis, treat and re-evaluate these conditions.  All at the same place.

Contact us if you need informations concerning orthopedic surgeries.