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Orthopedic Services for Pets

Whether they enjoy spending their days in the great outdoors, or they prefer lounging on your couch, your pet’s bones, joints and ligaments need constant medical care. Issues and injuries in these areas can have a significant effect on their quality of life. At Champlain Animal Hospital, our team offers various orthopedic treatments to keep your pet in tip-top shape. As always, you are welcome to call us at 705.742.4243 with questions about your pet’s orthopedic health, and to schedule your furry pal’s next appointment.

What are some common orthopedic issues in pets?

It all depends on your pet’s breed, size, age and lifestyle. If your dog is very active, they are probably more likely to have sprains and breaks. Senior pets are also more vulnerable to developing arthritis. Furthermore, smaller dog breeds, cats and other animals have other conditions that more commonly affect them.

How are orthopedic problems in pets treated?

If your pet has a minor sprain, those can actually heal on their own. All your pet may need is some time off from their usual activities. If, for example, your loyal companion has osteoarthritis, supplements (e.g. glucosamine) are often prescribed, along with physical therapy and lifestyle changes. At the other end of the spectrum is surgery, which may be needed for severe injuries or illness.

How much does a pet orthopedic surgery cost?

Pricing depends on your pet’s specific case, which means that we cannot provide an “average cost” for our surgical procedures. For more info and details on our current service rates, please call us at 705.742.4243.


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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


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


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital