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Cat Surgery

Ear Ablation Surgery

Some breeds are predisposed to horrible ear infections. Occasionally, ear infections become so chronic that the quality of life for your dog can be questioned. At Riverview Animal Hospital, we are able to help. Ear Ablation surgery has helped many dogs regain their quality of life, this surgery involves removing the ear canal completely to provide relief from chronic, ear infections that can make your pet miserable.

Critical Care

As a 24-hour emergency hospital, Riverview Animal Hospital has a dedicated team in place to provide the 24-hour care that your pet may need. Life threatening illnesses and emergency situations are just a few reasons why you may need to use our services. Should you be in a situation where you need us, simply come immediately to the hospital. Our veterinarians consult with your primary care veterinarian to ensure the continuity of care of your beloved pet.

Triage

When you come to our hospital in an emergency situation, our technician will triage your pet. Just like human emergency rooms, our hospital uses this system to ensure that our team handles the sickest patients quickly and efficiently. We do our very best to ensure all patients are seen in a timely manner, however during high volume times, should your pet have a minor ailment you will be asked to wait until the emergencies are stabilized.

Orthopedic Surgery

Riverview Animal Hospital provides a wide range of services for bones injuries. Dr. Francis Arsenault is our medical director that has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. From screening, diagnosing, repairing and post-op care of your pet, our team is trained and ready to help if your pet presents with an orthopedic injury. Our services include advanced surgical techniques for cruciate ruptures, limb deformation corrections, fracture repairs, luxating patella surgery, hip and elbow evaluations through the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, elbow and shoulder surgery, back surgery including myelograms, and extracapsular cruciate repair.

What is Patella Luxation Surgery? (Unilateral and Bilateral)

Patella luxation is when your pets kneecap moves out of the spot it usually sits in, it can cause a lot of discomfort to your pet. Patella luxation is graded on a scale from 1 to 5. If your pet’s condition is considered 2 or higher, surgery is needed to correct the condition, before the condition can cause more injury to the leg, such as cruciate ligament injuries. Patella luxation is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs, where small breeds such as Yorkie’s are most commonly affected, although we are starting to see a higher number of large breed dogs like Labradors with this condition.

What are the symptoms?

Often times, owners come to our veterinarians noting intermittent lameness. Occasionally, they will note that their dog stops and yelps in discomfort for no reason. Some dogs won’t jump, they will not go on beds or couches, and they will not climb stairs. These can all be signs of patella luxation.

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Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM

We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations

  • Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
  • For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
  • This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
  • Thank you in advance for your understanding.


    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.