Small Animal Surgery

The CityU VMC Surgery Service is run by board-certified veterinary surgery specialists, who have undergone rigorous training and examination to diagnose and treat surgical diseases of small animal patients. Our surgeons manage a variety of complex and challenging conditions which may benefit from specialist expertise.

Our services include:

  • Orthopaedic surgery (surgery of the bones and joints)
  • Soft tissue surgery (surgery of the abdominal and thoracic organs)
  • Oncologic (cancer) surgery
  • Neurologic Surgery (surgery of the brain, spinal cord, and associated structures)

Surgery evaluations often include:

  • Sedation for radiography (x-rays). Diagnostic imaging is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and the pet is able to go home 1-2 hours after recovering from sedation.
  • General anaesthesia for advanced imaging (CT or MRI scan). Our advanced imaging scans are typically interpreted by a radiologist, and a report is available within 1-2 business days.
  • General anaesthesia for surgery. Our surgeons work closely with the anaesthesia service to provide safe and appropriate anaesthesia and pain control for your pet.

Informed Consent

Our surgeons only proceed with diagnostics and treatments with your consent and understanding of the procedure being performed. After a detailed discussion with the surgeon and surgery staff, you will be asked to sign a consent form, which will detail exactly which procedures you have agreed to, which complications are possible, and the likely costs associated with the procedures.

If you have any questions relating to the procedures, please ask them during the consultation.

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery