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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
6. OPERATION HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 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!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital