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 Cats

Soft Tissue Surgery

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.

Orthopedic Surgery

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.

General Anaesthetics

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.

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Anesthesia Free Dentals: What to Know

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.

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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 waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-727-9449. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will call you after the examination and update you on their findings and recommend a treatment plan, if needed. We ask that you pay over the phone with a credit card for your examination and necessary food and medications. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet and prescriptions, if needed.

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. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN, but please call the clinic for updated hours.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

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

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

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 disease.

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 Aurora Animal Clinic