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Kitchener, ON N2B 1Y4

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Surgical Procedures

When faced with unexpected circumstances, it’s crucial to have a trustworthy professional equipped with the necessary skills and tools to provide comfort and assistance to your beloved pet.

Surgical procedures can offer relief and minimize the risk of diseases and behavioral changes in your pet.

Feeling apprehensive when scheduling veterinary surgery is perfectly normal. However, please know that we recognize the strong bond between you and your pet. We treat every animal as if they were our own.

The post-surgery phase may pose some discomfort for your pet. They may feel drowsy in the days following the procedure, but that familiar spark of energy should return as they progress through the healing process.


Veterinary Surgery Services Offered at Bruce Street Animal Hospital


Exploratory surgery is performed to search for foreign bodies lodged within the animal’s body, to diagnose cancer, or to investigate various gastrointestinal issues.

Biopsy of Organs and Tissues

A biopsy involves extracting a small tissue sample for laboratory examination. It is commonly utilized in diagnosing various diseases, notably cancer. In certain instances, biopsies aid in determining prognosis and guiding suitable treatment. Different biopsy techniques are employed based on the tissue or organ under investigation.

Intestinal Tract Exploration/Repair

This surgical procedure is performed to identify the underlying cause of issues (such as pain or bleeding) that remain undiagnosed through testing. Additionally, it is utilized in cases of abdominal injuries requiring urgent medical attention.


Cystotomy is a surgical procedure involving the bladder to eliminate bladder stones, clots, tumors, or any other blockages.


Amputation is a surgical intervention involving the removal of a pet’s limb. This procedure may be necessary for various reasons, such as a cancer diagnosis, severe trauma, fractures, infections, or chronic pain.


Spay surgery typically involves an ovariohysterectomy, wherein both the ovaries and uterus are removed. This procedure necessitates general anesthesia, occasionally supplemented with local anesthetic or epidurals.


A lumpectomy for your pet entails a surgical process aimed at eliminating an abnormal growth situated on or beneath the skin surface, or connected to an organ wall. Before proceeding with a lumpectomy, a physical examination, tests, and biopsy may be conducted to ascertain the characteristics of the lump, the type of cells involved, and whether the lump is benign or malignant.

Cherry Eye Repair

Surgical intervention is necessary to address cherry eye by repositioning the gland and securing it in place with sutures, usually conducted by a veterinary. Timely treatment of cherry eye is essential, as prolonged prolapse of the gland can lead to inflammation and gland infection.

Umbilical Hernia Repair

An umbilical hernia is the outward bulging of the abdominal lining, abdominal fat, or a section of abdominal organs through the region surrounding the umbilicus, also known as the navel or belly button.

Aural Hematoma Repair

Aural hematomas can be addressed through either surgical or nonsurgical methods. Treatment aims to remove the accumulated fluid, ensure proper alignment between the skin and cartilage, and address the underlying cause such as head shaking or scratching. Prompt drainage is essential to prevent complications like contracture, fibrosis, and potential deformity.

Anal Gland Abcsess Repair

An anal gland abscess is a painful infection affecting the anal glands. In this condition, pus accumulates within the sac, inhibiting the expulsion of the malodorous anal gland fluid. Consequently, the anal gland enlarges due to the buildup of fluids and may rupture. This abscess is highly painful and requires immediate treatment.


Neutering is a surgical procedure that entails the removal of a male animal’s testicles, preventing him from reproducing with a female.

*Certain elective surgical procedures for dogs or cats, including declawing, ear cropping, tail docking, debarking, and dewclaw removal, are now prohibited in Canada.

If you believe your pet may require veterinary surgery, schedule an appointment today.

Orthopedic Surgeon



We collaborate with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who operates on-site for all orthopedic surgeries.

Perineal Urethrostomy Surgery

A perineal urethrostomy procedure establishes a new urinary opening, reducing the length of the urethra and enabling urine to bypass any narrowed areas. This surgery is aimed at reducing the risk of recurrent obstruction. Occasionally, perineal urethrostomy may also be conducted on cats experiencing severe urethral trauma.

THR Surgery

Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery is typically carried out on large-breed dogs diagnosed with hip dysplasia. The aim of the surgery is to enhance the quality of life by alleviating pain and enabling the pet to resume an active lifestyle.

TPO Surgery

Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO) is a surgical intervention conducted on moderate-to-large breed dogs, usually under 10 months old, exhibiting early clinical signs of hip dysplasia. The primary objective of this procedure is to address coxofemoral joint laxity, enhance hip contruity, and normalize hip joint stress.

TPLO Surgery

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in dogs, analogous to an ACL tear in humans. A CCL rupture may occur suddenly due to trauma or intense physical activity, or it may develop gradually over weeks or months, potentially impacting both knees.