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Pet Laparoscopy

By preventing overpopulation and unwanted breeding, as well as providing several health benefits, spays and neuters are a must for all responsible pet owners. At Downtown Animal Hospital, we are devoted to less painful, less invasive spays and neuters, because our patients deserve the very best. We offer Laparoscopy as an option to traditional scalpel surgery, for less pain for your loyal companion.

What is laparoscopy?

In Laparoscopy, we use a fibre optic telescope and camera in order to visualize different areas within a patient. With these incredible tools, we can explore and perform surgical procedures and obtain biopsies within your pet’s abdomen and bladder. We can also examine and obtain biopsies from your pet’s nasal cavity. Studies have shown abdominal surgery using this technology to be 66% less painful for your pet.

This is a wonderful minimally invasive technique, and represents the future of veterinary surgical care. Laparoscopy is used in human medicine in nearly every single instance where it can eliminate the need for open abdominal surgery. The most common laparoscopic surgical procedure performed in our hospital is a spay, and we are excited to be among the first clinics in Canada to offer the option of a laparoscopic spay to our clients.

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Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 am

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


5. 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 Downtown Animal Hospital