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Surgery Service for Cats

We perform all sorts of surgical procedures on cats, here at North Town Veterinary Hospital. Routine surgeries include spays (removal of the uterus and ovaries), neuters (removal of the testicles), dental cleanings/tooth extractions. More advanced surgeries that are sometimes emergent in nature include the cystotomy (removal of bladder stones), lumpectomy (removal of lumps on the body), enucleation (removal of a diseased or injured eye) and wound repairs.

Because we are a 24-hour emergency facility, we are able to do emergency surgery, including the pyometra (removal of an infected and swollen uterus), foreign body surgery (removing a foreign object from the gastrointestinal tract), exploratory surgery (visually exploring the abdomen to collect a sample or find out what is making the cat sick), and cesarean sections, when a cat is having trouble giving birth.

We are also able to call in orthopedic specialists to perform fracture repairs, amputations, or joint surgery at North Town so that you do not have to travel far to get these specialized procedures.

We have a veterinarian scheduled for surgeries three days per week, but often emergency procedures will occur overnight, or even on the weekend! We literally work around the clock to do what is best for your pet.

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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary 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 we are limiting the amount of clients permitted inside of our building. We have initiated a semi- open door policy to allow one person inside the hospital while your pet is here for a scheduled exam. One person is also permitted inside the hospital for surgical drop offs. Our emergency services remain closed door to clients as our building does not allow for proper social distancing while waiting for the veterinarian. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment, surgical drop off or emergency service to gain further direction from one of our team members. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
Due to the current veterinarian shortage in our industry, our emergency service will be closed overnight starting at 7:00 pm on the following dates: September 3, 2021 | September 4, 2021 | September 17, 2021 | September 18, 2021 | September 19, 2021 | September 26, 2021

For any after-hour emergencies, please refer to this list of clinics/hospitals.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 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 905-451-2000, 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.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.