Surgical Services for Pets

Our veterinary team is able to perform a range of surgeries in-house, at our hospital. Thanks to years of expertise, you can expect our team to deliver the best quality care for your pet, during all stages of the procedure. If your pet needs a surgery that we cannot perform at our hospital, we can refer them to a specialist who will provide the care they need.

Is surgery safe for my pet?

Our veterinary team has years of experience performing a range of surgical procedures in our operating room. It can be difficult to drop your pet off for their surgery and leave without feeling anxious about their procedure. We want to assure you our team takes the health and safety of every pet extremely seriously. We do everything we can to ensure your pet has an effective procedure. As an open hospital, you’re also welcome to be with your pet in the operating room, even during complex surgeries. Ask our veterinary team if you’re interested in being present during your pet’s upcoming procedure.

What types of surgeries do you perform?

We offer a variety of surgical procedures, depending on your furry family member’s needs. If your pet requires a procedure we don’t perform at our hospital, we may refer them to a specialist. Below are a few surgeries we perform. If your pet needs one that’s not included on this list, please discuss with our veterinary team at 902.865.6400.

  • Cruciate repair (dog or cat knee surgery)
  • Intestinal tract exploration/repair
  • Exploratory/laparotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Perineal urethrostomy (surgery for blocked male cats)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Amputations
  • Tumor removal
  • Enucleations (eye removal)
  • Liver lobectomy or liver biopsy
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Laproscopic spays
  • Cherry eye surgery
  • Entropion and Ectropion repair-eyelid surgery
  • Hernia repair-both inguinal and umbilical
  • Abscess repair
  • Laceration repair
  • Anal gland removal
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Bone biopsy
  • Aural hematoma repair
  • Dental surgery
  • Gastropexy (stomach tacking)
  • Organ and tissue biopsy

    What should I expect on the day of my pet’s surgery?

    Before your pet’s procedure, it’s important to closely follow all pre-surgery instructions our veterinary team provides, which might include ensuring your pet fasts and rests well the night before. Before the surgery, our veterinary team will thoroughly walk you through the procedure so you’ll know what to expect, as well as provide you with any forms that need to be signed.

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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

     - Your dedicated team at Sackville Animal Hospital