Laser Surgery for Pets

Laser surgery is no longer exclusively for humans who want 20/20 vision. It’s a safe and effective procedure used to treat several conditions in dogs, cats, rabbits and other furry family members. Instead of using a scalpel, our veterinarians use CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser energy to make precise incisions on the patient’s tissue. The laser vaporizes the tissue. It also works to seal off blood vessels to lessen bleeding and chances for any kind of complications. Call us at 403.982.8387 to learn more.

What are the benefits of laser surgery for pets?

Overall, laser provides a less invasive procedure for our patients than traditional methods. This will result in minimized pain, bleeding, swelling and infection risk. It will also lower the need for stitches and post-op medications. We find that patients who undergo laser surgery have a faster and smoother recovery time – and this is in pets of all ages and health statuses. Laser surgeries are also faster procedures so your pet will be under anesthesia for a shorter amount of time.

Why would a pet need laser surgery?

Your veterinarian here at the hospital may recommend laser surgery for a wide variety of cases or treatments including cyst/tumour removal, spays/neuters, eye surgery, oral surgery and ear surgery.

Are there any risks with laser surgery for pets?

When it comes to laser surgery, there is very little risk of side effects or injury if conducted by expert veterinary surgeons like those in our team. If you go to a veterinary hospital that is not licensed or reputable, your are making your pet vulnerable to risks like burning of their skin, retinas, or other body parts.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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 us. 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.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. 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!

    - The team at Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital