Emergency Surgery

Emergency Surgery with Our Veterinarians in Cambridge, ON

At Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Waterloo Region, our Cambridge veterinary team routinely performs emergency surgeries for cats and dogs in need of urgent care. We have years of experience, extensive clinical training, and state-of-the-art technology helping us deliver effective and efficient results for animals of various breeds, ages, sizes, and health statuses.

Dog with a cone on his head after emergency surgery.

Common Reasons for Pet Surgery

While conserative options are always explored in the face of your pet's urgent health needs, sometimes invasive procedures are indicated in order to increase the likelihood of an optimal outcome for your pet. 

The following conditions are often ameliorated, managed, or resolved thanks to surgical procedures performed at our clinic: 

  • Bloat
  • Internal organ issues such as infections 
  • Whelping and pregnancy complications
  • Trauma-related injuries: broken bones (often from falling from a height or being hit by a car), bites, wound, burns, etc. 
  • Orthopedic injuries: hip dysplasia, ACL/MCL ruptures, etc.
  • Dental conditions: tooth abscess, tooth fracture
  • Oncology: tumor biopsy or removal
  • Foreign body obstruction 

Whatever the goal of surgery is, we use best-practice techniques, including closely monitored anesthesia, to maximize animal comfort and safety. Post-surgical hospitalization may be required, as well as prescription medications including pain-relieving drugs and antibiotics to aid with your pet's recovery.

Important Post-Operative Care Tips for Your Cat or Dog

It's our job to educate and inform you about how to help your beloved animal following surgery. We'll thoroughly review our recommendations and refer you to any providers for the continuation of care.  We know pet owners want their furry friends to feel as comfortable as possible following any surgery. We recommed the following: 

  • Restrict your pet's physical activity. To avoid complications such as incision infections or excessive bleeding, exercise should be avoided until advised by our team or your primary veterinarian. 
  • Ensure any incisions are kept clean, dry, and intact. You may need to have your pet wear a cone or t-shirt to keep them from licking or scratching at the healing wound. 
  • Give all medications as prescribed. 
  • Monitor your pet closely for signs of complications such as infections or anesthesia reactions (we'll let you know what to look out for). It's normal for your pet to be a little groggy for a day or two after an operation. 
  • Call with any questions or concerns!

Do You Have Questions About Pet Surgery or Post-Operative Care? Contact an Emergency Vet in Cambridge, ON

At the Emergency Vet Clinic of Waterloo Region, we put all our training and experience into managing animal emergencies. If you believe your animal is in need of urgent medical attention, contact our emergency veterinarian in Cambridge, ON at (519) 650-1617.



Feedback from our clients

  • "My girl had a life threatening illness and they saw her promptly and they were very honest but friendly. They made a positive experience out of an otherwise horrendous time... and they were more affordable than a standard animal hospital! I would give this place 10 stars if I could."
    Chelsea M.
  • "I recently had to take my cat in to the Emergency Vet Clinic of Waterloo, and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone."
    Mike M.