We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Surgery Service for Dogs

What surgery services do you offer for dogs?

We offer a wide variety of surgeries for dogs. Spays, neuters, cystotomies, foreign body surgery, lump removals, orthopedic surgeries and dental surgeries, along with others. Please call our clinic regarding any further details or fees.

Do you specialize in any surgeries?

We have veterinarians who have an interest in orthopedic surgeries such as TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy), ACL anterior cruciate ligament repairs, luxating patella repairs and other orthopedic procedures. We also have a doctor with a special interest in dentistry.

What is a TPLO?

ACL (anterior cruciate rupture) of the knee joint is a common injury in dogs. For dogs over 50 lbs., the recommended surgery is the TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy). This surgery levels the slope of the shin bone, thereby eliminating the need for the anterior cruciate ligament. Before surgery, x-rays are taken of the knee to measure the angle of the top of the shin bone (the tibial plateau angle). The goal is to reduce this angle so that the forward motion of the shin bone is prevented. At surgery, the knee joint is explored to examine the meniscus and remove any torn pieces. Then, a cut is made in the shin bone with a bone saw, the cut piece of bone is then rotated to create the desired tibial plateau angle. Then a bone plate is placed with screws to hold the shin bone in this rotated position.

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Staff are professional and friendly. The vets are the best here.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780-458-3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 - 2:00 pm and closed on Sundays.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital