Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
What types of surgical services do you provide for dogs?
At Embrun Veterinary Hospital, we offer surgical services such as spays, neuters, mass removals, and dental extractions.
Does my pet need to stay overnight?
For most surgeries like spays, neuters, and dental surgeries, our patients go home the same day. We monitor our patients during their anesthetic recovery, and once they’re up and alert, we will contact you and schedule a time for you to take them home. Surgeries that require overnight hospitalization will be referred to a specialty 24/7 hospital where your pet will receive the care they need.
Does my pet need to have an empty stomach for their surgery?
Yes, we require that your pet be fasted as of 10:00 pm the night before their surgery. Some anesthetic agents can cause vomiting, which can be dangerous for a pet while they’re waking up from anesthesia and don’t have control of their reflexes yet, during which there is a risk of them inhaling the vomited food. Don’t worry – you can feed them a small supper once they come home!
Will I have to come back to get sutures removed?
It will depend on the procedure, but you will be told whether a suture removal is needed or not during your discharge appointment. For most routine procedures, the sutures used will dissolve on their own over a few weeks, but some procedures will require different suture material that will need to be removed. Suture removals for surgeries done in our clinic are free of charge but require an appointment.
What happens if my pet has complications after surgery?
If you have any concerns about your pet’s healing process and think there may be something wrong, we encourage you to call us right away with any concerns. We will do a re-check exam at no charge.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please call us from your cell phone or ring our doorbell so that we know that you've arrived for your appointment. 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital