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Surgery Service for Dogs

At St. Vital Veterinary Hospital, we offer spays, castrations, mass removals, dental cleanings, extractions, most gastrointestinal surgeries and eye surgeries. We also offer orthopedic surgeries through a board-certified orthopedic surgeon based in Manitoba.

What types of surgical services do you provide for dogs?

At St. Vital Veterinary Hospital, we offer spay and neutering, dentistry and a variety of soft-tissue surgeries.

What anesthetic protocol do you use?

Anesthesia and sedation are important parts of surgical procedures. At St. Vital Veterinary Hospital, we strive to provide effective and proper pain management protocols. Patient comfort during and post-surgery is essential. Anesthesia includes custom induction techniques, along with gas or injectable anesthetics depending on what is safest for your dog. Our hospital offers electronic monitoring, along with personal monitoring by a veterinarian and registered veterinary technologist to ensure safe and effective recoveries.

Do you specialize in any surgeries?

A board-certified surgeon regularly visits our practice to provide specialized surgical services.


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Last updated: August 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:

If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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 St. Vital Veterinary Hospital