Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Surgery Service for Dogs

Our veterinarians provide many surgical services ranging from routine to advanced procedures. We offer spaying, neutering, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, cystotomy surgery, and many more. Our patients undergoing surgery are placed on intravenous fluids to maintain their blood pressure and prevent dehydration. They are surrounded by a heating blanket called a “bair hugger” which prevents hypothermia while under anesthetic. They also receive pain medication, are closely monitored by a Registered Veterinary Technologist, and an advanced monitoring system that checks blood pressure, oxygen levels, body temperature, ECG, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

Do you specialize in any surgeries?

Dr. Lisa Lomsnes performs Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repair surgery and Luxating Patella surgery. The CCL surgery involves repairing the ligament located in the knee and the patella surgery involves altering an abnormal kneecap. With both, you may notice your dog limping and having an abnormal walk or run. It often looks like your dog is skipping on the injured leg. If your dog is limping it is a sign of pain. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if your dog is limping.

What are the benefits of laser surgery?

Laser is used to make an incision in place of a scalpel blade. As the laser cuts, it seals the blood vessels which means less bleeding and the nerve endings are also sealed resulting in less pain. The laser surgery also provides a faster healing time. For soft tissue surgery, the laser will destroy microscopic cancer cells that may be left behind. If you have any questions regarding laser surgery, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

What are the benefits of pre-anesthetic blood work?

Because anesthesia is one of the risks of the surgery we recommend performing pre-anesthetic blood work prior to surgery. The pre-anesthetic blood work checks your dog’s organ functions, mainly the liver and kidneys where anesthetic drugs are filtered. If the blood results are abnormal, the anesthetic will be changed or, the surgery may be rescheduled for a later date. By analyzing these results our veterinarians are provided with vital information about your dog. If the blood work is normal it provides a baseline result for them if they become ill. Our veterinarians will explain in detail the results of your dog’s blood work. If you have any questions about blood work for your dog, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

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Updated July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS