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.
We provide a wide range of surgeries at McKnight Veterinary Hospital. We offer routine surgeries such as spays, neuters and dentistry as well as emergency surgeries. Because of our 24-hour status, we are equipped to handle most cases during the day and overnight. For surgeries that are more complex, we also can call a surgeon to come into the clinic and perform the operation.
• Full physical exam prior to the anesthetic • A sedative prior to surgery which also helps to control pain • Intravenous Fluids- extremely important during surgery in order to maintain hydration, keep blood pressure up and to allow access to a vein in the case of an emergency. • A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) monitoring the anesthetic, keeping track of vitals such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate and temperature. • An injection of anti-inflammatory pain medication following surgery. • Oral anti-inflammatory pain medication to go home for a few days following surgery to help keep your pet comfortable. • A buster collar to keep your pet from licking at the incision during the healing process. • You also have the option to do a pre-anesthetic blood screen, which we can run in the clinic the same day as surgery. It is a safety precaution and gives us a baseline for future care. • A complimentary nail trim.
Where do you keep my pet before and after surgery?
Your pet is kept in a kennel while they are here in the hospital. It ensures both the safety of your pet as well as the safety of the other pets coming in. We ensure that they are comfortable with lots of bedding! Once the surgery has been completed, a Registered Veterinary Technician stays with your pet until they have fully recovered from the anesthetic to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight 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, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.
If possible, please call us at 403.457.0911
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 come up to the door with your pet. We will be out to help you as soon as possible.
Prescription and food will be available for pick-up between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This will allow our team to focus on emergencies overnight.
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.
Reminder: Wait times are very long so please be patient with us as we do our best to accommodate everyone. Polite and courteous treatment of staff is required. We are trying our best to provide care for your pets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.