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.

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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: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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

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

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