Surgical Services for Pets

One of the most major experiences in your pet’s life will likely be a surgery. It can be a daunting experience for pet owners and their furry friends but our veterinarians aim to make the process as simple as possible. Our hospital has an in-house laboratory where we quickly diagnose your pet and determine the best step forward. When the solution is surgery, we have a large surgical suite convenient for plenty of procedures. To learn more about the care we provide your pet during specific surgeries, call us at 250.591.4050.

What surgeries do you perform on pets?

We offer a full range of surgical services for your pet. We remove lumps, tumours and any abnormalities that may be disrupting your pet’s quality of life. We have performed ophthalmological procedures (related to the eye), including entropion surgery and bilateral eye enucleation. If your pet has bladder problems, such as stones, cysts or cancer we are equipped to perform a cystotomy, which removes the bladder or any deformities. Occasionally, we get the friendly support of a referral surgeon who will visit our hospital to do specialized orthopedic surgeries, like TPLO (knee surgery).

What happens after the surgery?

Post-operation, we will let your pet rest and provide pain medication when they’re ready to go home. We suggest preventing them from licking or scratching the surgical site. Some pet owners like to put their furry friends in clothes to block the site. It is effective and adorable. Our veterinarians will schedule an appointment to check on your pet following the operation. This is an opportunity for us to monitor their response to the treatment through radiographs or a typical wellness check.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

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.


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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Chase River Veterinary Hospital