Carter Veterinary Hospital

2323 Durham Regional Hwy 2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K7


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Carter Veterinary Hospital and its team of veterinarians are well equipped to perform a wide array of surgical procedures.

Spays and Neuters

Spaying or neutering your pet can be a very beneficial surgery. Not only does it help reduce risks of certain cancers or diseases later on in their life, but can also help prevent unwanted behaviours if performed early enough, such as urine spraying or marking. Spays and neuters are generally performed as early as 6 months of age. The animals are fasted and dropped off in the morning where the surgeon will do a pre-op examination before any surgery performed. The option of pre-anesthetic blood work is given to each patient and performed before the day of surgery. This blood test allows the surgeon to see the health of your pet that they cannot see on a surface level.

During the surgery your pet is on I.V. fluids to help maintain a normal blood pressure level, and their vitals are monitored for the entire procedure.  They are sent home later that day once they are awake enough and able to walk on their own.  The veterinarians and staff will go over all post operative instructions and address any questions you may have.

Other Surgeries

There are many other surgeries that can be performed right here at Carter Veterinary Hospital.  These surgeries include, but are not limited to, dentistry (see our dental services page), lump removals, and laceration repairs.  For each individual surgery the patient is well examined before they are given any sedation.  For all of our surgeries the patient's vitals are monitored during the entire procedure.

Our veterinarians are more than happy to discuss the surgical procedure in detail so you feel comfortable about what is being done to your pet and why.  If you have any questions about our surgeries and options for your pets, please do not hesitate to contact us or ask one of our veterinarians.