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Surgical Services for Pets

At Champlain Animal Hospital, we are equipped to perform a wide variety of general surgeries on your pet. Some of the procedures that we offer are dental extractions, spays and neuters, foreign body removal (happens more often than you think!), orthopedic surgeries and more. We administer these procedures in-house and your pet can also board with us for their recovery period if needed. If you have any further questions or concerns not addressed on this page, please feel free to call us at 705.742.4243.

What kinds of surgeries can pets get?

In general, there are three main categories of pet surgeries: soft tissue, orthopedics and neurosurgery. Dental procedures like tooth extractions are the unofficial fourth type of surgery that your pet may have to get in their lifetime.

What should I do to prepare my dog/ my cat for surgery?

As pet owners ourselves we understand that any kind of surgery that your pet will undergo – no matter how routine – can be worrying for you and your entire family. But fear not, your veterinarian will make sure that you are well-informed in advance of your pet’s operation. The precautions you will need to take will depend on your pet’s unique case.

How long can pet surgeries take?

The duration of surgery will depend on its complexity and your pet’s unique condition and health status. Surgeries usually take between 2 to 4 hours. In addition, the amount of time it will take for your pet to recover also varies significantly, lasting anywhere from a few days to several months. With less invasive operations like spays/neuters, your pet can actually go home with you that very same day. But, more complicated surgeries may require them to board with us afterwards.


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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