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Surgical Services for Pets

Surgeries can be stressful to plan, anticipate and experience. Under our care, your pet is guaranteed precision and thorough care. We’re available during regular hours for scheduled procedures and provide emergency surgical services after-hours. To learn more about the surgeries we perform, call us at 902.794.7387. Our staff will be happy to speak with you and answer any of your questions.

What surgeries do you perform?


We perform soft tissue surgeries, such as spays and neuters. We’re also able to help pets give birth and provide resources for natal care when you bring your pet and their litter home. Dental surgeries, such as extraction of broken teeth, are also a speciality of ours.

How is my pet prepared for surgery?


Depending on the surgery, how your pet must prepare varies. In most cases, your pet will be expected to fast 6-8 hours before their operation. Anesthesia and food do not mix; pets who do not fast before their operation may vomit mid-procedure, which can lead to complications. Prior to your pet’s surgery, our veterinarians will discuss exact timing and instructions so everything is in order before surgery day. This will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns.

What can be done to help my pet through the pain?


After surgery, your pet will have a chance to rest and let the anesthesia wear off. When they’re ready to go home we will provide them with pain management medication. We’ll also suggest scheduling a series of laser therapy sessions to help heal their incision or sore spot. At home, give them a quiet and soft place to sleep. Reduce their movements and ensure they do not go up or down stairs to avoid tearing or aggravating their incision.

Last updated: December 8, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    *We are closed daily between 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

    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.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Northside Animal Hospital