The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's large animal clinical team includes board-certified surgeons who provide a range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures for large animals.

Surgical services include minimally invasive surgery, reconstructive surgery, oncologic surgery, laparoscopic and thorascopic surgery.

Surgical procedures

The VMC's large animal surgical team performs a variety of elective surgeries and evaluative examinations including:

  • castrations
  • tooth extractions
  • pre-purchase examinations
  • lameness examinations
  • dehorning

More urgent cases may require hospitalization and additional diagnostic testing at the Large Animal Clinic. More complex surgical procedures include:

  • surgical colic procedures
  • extensive wound care
  • upper airway surgery
  • caesarean sections
  • fracture repair
  • displaced abomasum

Our Team

The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's clinical team members are dedicated, compassionate people with specialized training and a diverse range of experiences. In addition to providing our patients with high-quality care and support, we are helping to train Western Canada's next generation of veterinary professionals.

What to Expect

While the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre shares many similarities to other veterinary hospitals, there are some differences that may have an impact on your appointment.

Appointments and Referrals

Animal Owners

Contact us to make an appointment. If you are a new client, please click below to find information about our location, parking and what to expect during your animal's appointment.

Referring Veterinarians

Submit an online referral form.

 Emergency services available 24/7

Emergency services are available for acutely ill or seriously injured animals.