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.
The College Manor Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer our patients a wide variety of orthopedic care services. “Orthopedic” conditions refer to the disease involving bones, joints, ligaments/tendons and the associated muscles. Some orthopedic conditions can be managed medically with weight reduction, exercise, physical therapy, pain control and joint building supplements. However, many require surgery. Orthopedic surgery requires specialized surgical skills, equipment, and training.
Some of the more common conditions dogs and cats encounter include; developmental bone diseases including cartilage abnormalities and “hip dysplasia”; osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease; soft tissue strains and sprains; fractures caused by trauma; and ligament ruptures especially those involving the anterior cruciate ligament in dogs. The common factor in all of these problems and diseases is that they cause pain and prevent normal mobility of dogs and cats, thereby significantly altering their quality of life.
What type of orthopedic services do you offer?
Dr. Bruch performs all orthopedic surgery at the College Manor Veterinary Hospital. Throughout his career he has received special training in a variety of surgical procedures including; fracture repair (using bone plates and screws, intramedullary pins and wires, and external skeletal fixator application); cruciate ligament rupture repair (including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, the TightRope procedure and Lateral Suture Technique); patellar luxation repair; and treatment of a variety of hip conditions including hip dysplasia.
Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats? It is not liver or kidney disease, or even thyroid disease. It is dental disease! Did you know that dental disease affects over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 years, and between 50-90% of cats over 4 years?
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
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 905.853.4706. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Note: Due to the continued health precautions recommended by Health Canada, we have elected to discontinue 'in clinic' pick-ups for items ordered via our Online Store including both medications and food with immediate effect. The delivery option is extremely flexible and they will deliver wherever you choose.
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
Your dedicated team at College Manor Veterinary Hospital