Pet Surgery

If you are planning to have your pet spayed or neutered or your pet needs a more complicated procedure, our veterinary team is here to help. At Greystone Animal Hospital in Burnaby, BC, our veterinary team performs many kinds of procedures with expert care. Read on to find out more about our pet surgery services.

Pet Surgery

What Kinds of Surgeries Do Pets Need?

Pet procedures can range from basic or routine surgery to much more complex operations. Different types of pet surgery include the following:

•             Spaying and neutering

•             Tumor or growth removal

•             Intestinal obstruction removal

Some surgeries are recommended, but not required for pets, like spaying or neutering. Others may be needed in order to save a pet’s life. For example, pets might need to have a foreign object removed from his intestines.

Is Pet Surgery Safe?

Any kind of surgical procedure has risks. Even routine surgeries have slight risks of infections or other complications. Our veterinary team, however, takes several precautions to keep pets as safe as possible.

Trained staff use the proper equipment and provide a safe and clean environment to help minimize the risk of infection and decrease the likelihood of accidents. If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s upcoming procedure, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

What Can I Expect If My Pet Has Surgery?

First, your pet will have a pre-surgery exam. This helps us make sure that there aren’t any issues or conditions that might raise the risk of complications or affect recovery.

For many procedures, pets need general anesthesia, but we will closely monitor him until he is fully awake. This may include their heart rate, breathing, and other signs.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

The length of time it takes depends on the kind of surgery your pet has. If your pet has a chronic condition or serious injury, recovery could take weeks or months. Simple surgeries might only take a week or two for a full recovery.

During recovery, we may ask you to do the following for your pet:

•             Limit physical activity

•             Prevent pets from scratching or licking incision sites

•             Check for infection symptoms, like redness or fever

•             Give pain medication

•             Schedule a follow-up visit if needed

Get Veterinary Care from a Veterinarian Near You

If you are looking for a veterinarian near you who performs surgery, a vet on our team can help. Call us at (604) 559-4488 for an appointment at Greystone Animal Hospital in Burnaby, BC. Your pet’s well-being is our top priority.

Greystone Animal Hospital


1601 Burnwood Dr #7,
Burnaby, BC V5A 4H1


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