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.
These are surgeries (including desexing), which deal with tissues other than bones and joints. Some procedures that we perform more commonly include removal of tumours in or under the skin, soft palate surgery, anal gland removal, aural hematoma surgery and abscess drainage. Operations within the abdomen include removal of foreign bodies and tumours as well as exploratory surgery to assist diagnosis and take biopsies for histopathology.
These are surgeries involving the bones and joints. They include repair of fractured bones, cruciate ligament rupture and surgery to correct patella luxation. After a physical exam, pain relief and treatment to stabilize patients suffering from shock, radiographs are taken off the fractured bones to assess the extent of the damage. We are then able to discuss options for repair depending on the case.
Before every anesthetic, we weigh up and discuss the risk versus the gain for that patient. A physical examination is performed, and blood tests offered for old or compromised animals to check for hidden risk factors. Common conditions requiring general anesthesia in aged patients are dental disease causing painful, infected mouths and growing lumps or tumours. Treatment under anesthesia can significantly improve a pet’s quality of life and relieve or avert suffering.
The trained staff at Aurora Animal Clinic take great care when monitoring anesthetized pets. Through close observation and monitoring devices, they continually assess the patient and record their progress on an anesthetic chart. Measurements of heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation assist the nurse in monitoring the patient’s condition. Attention is given to retention of body warmth, especially for smaller patients who lose heat readily. Pain relief is a high priority and is administered before recovery and again post-op if needed.
Dental disease in pets is an important topic in veterinary medicine and is constantly evolving. We have noticed an increasing amount of interest in the concept of dental cleaning and scaling of a pets’ teeth without the use of anesthesia.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 905-727-9449. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
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!