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Surgical Services for Pets

​Simcoe Animal Hospital doctors perform a variety of procedures in our surgery suite. Surgeries range from spays and neuters to more advanced surgeries such as bladder stone removal. Your pet is monitored by a highly trained Registered Veterinary Technician while the veterinarian performs the operation. In addition, various monitoring devices that analyze heart rate and function, oxygen levels in the blood stream, body temperature, and blood pressure during surgery.

What can I expect on the day of my pet’s surgery?

Upon admission, the technician will present you with a surgical consent form. This form will confirm the surgery, as well as give you the option to authorize a microchip to be implanted at that time, if your pet does not already have one. We will require your signature on the form, as well as a phone number where we will be able to contact you throughout the day.​

How should I prepare my pet for their surgery?

Preparations depend on your pet’s specific case. Don’t worry! Our team will make sure you are thoroughly briefed on everything you have to do to get your pet ready for surgery. Below is our general Pre-Surgery Checklist that you can have a look at. Again, each pet is different so your own personalized list may look different from this:

Pre-Surgery Checklist

  • No food the night before surgery after 9:00pm
  • Water overnight is OK. Remove water morning of surgery
  • Give no medications the morning of the surgery, unless instructed by the veterinarian
  • Give lots of extra hugs and kisses!​

Last updated: September 8, 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.

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

  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    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.

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

    - The team at Simcoe Animal Hospital