Orthopedic Surgery

for Pets at Lonsdale Pet Hospital

At Lonsdale Pet Hospital, we understand that orthopedic issues can significantly impact your pet’s quality of life. The Orthopedic Surgery service at our veterinary hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for animals with musculoskeletal disorders. 


Our experienced veterinarians, technicians, and support staff work together to ensure that each patient receives individualized attention and treatment plans tailored to their needs. 


We provide expert orthopedic surgery to address a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Whether it’s a joint problem, ligament injury, or bone deformity, we have the expertise and technology to help your pet regain mobility and comfort.

Common Orthopedic Conditions


Arthritis is a common ailment among pets, especially as they age. This degenerative joint disease causes pain, inflammation, and stiffness, making it difficult for your pet to move comfortably.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a genetic condition where the hip joint doesn’t develop properly. This leads to joint instability, pain, and, eventually, arthritis. It’s particularly prevalent in certain breeds.

Cruciate Ligament Tears

Injuries to the cruciate ligaments in the knee joint are common, especially in active dogs. These tears can lead to lameness, pain, and instability, making walking or running challenging for your pet.


Accidents, falls, or trauma can result in broken bones. Orthopedic surgery is often necessary to realign and stabilize the bone for proper healing.

Luxating Patella

A luxating patella occurs when the kneecap dislocates from its normal position. This can cause pain and difficulty walking, especially in smaller dog breeds.

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

OCD is a joint disorder that primarily affects young, rapidly growing dogs. It involves abnormal cartilage development and can lead to pain and lameness.




Schedule a Orthopedic Surgery

Invest in your pet’s future health and happiness. Contact us today to schedule a Orthopedic Surgery and take the first step towards a lifetime of well-being.

Our Approach to Orthopedic Surgery

Comprehensive Evaluation

Our experienced veterinarians conduct a thorough examination, which may include diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or MRI, to assess the extent of the orthopedic issue.

Customized Treatment Plan

We develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your pet’s specific condition and needs based on the evaluation.

Surgical Expertise

Our skilled surgical team employs advanced techniques to perform orthopedic procedures with precision and care.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

We provide guidance and support for your pet’s recovery, including physical therapy and exercises to promote healing and mobility.

The Lonsdale Pet Hospital Difference

What truly sets us apart is our professional expertise and our genuine love for animals. We recognize the unique bond between you and your pets. We are committed to nurturing that relationship by providing the best possible care. Whether it’s a routine check-up or a complex medical procedure, you can trust that your pet is in capable and caring hands.

At Lonsdale Pet Hospital, we believe every pet deserves the highest standard of care. This conviction is embodied in our team of dedicated veterinarians and support staff, each of whom brings exceptional skill and an unwavering passion for animals. Our pursuit of excellence extends to every facet of our practice, from our cutting-edge facilities to our personalized approach to pet care.

If you believe your pet is experiencing orthopedic issues, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team assesses your pet’s condition and recommends the best course of action. Together, we can help your pet regain mobility, comfort, and quality of life.

Range of Veterinary Services

In addition to our specialized Orthopedic Surgery services, Lonsdale Pet Hospital offers a comprehensive range of veterinary services to meet your beloved pets’ needs. From routine check-ups and vaccinations to advanced surgical procedures and dental care, our team is equipped with the expertise and technology to provide the highest standard of care.


Preventive Medicine


Pet Surgery


Alternative Medicine

Pet Dentistry

Pet Dentistry

Hospital Policies

Cancellation or Rescheduling

We kindly request that appointments be canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $20 cancellation/rescheduling fee.

No-Show Policy

Failure to attend an appointment without prior notice or cancellation after the specified time frame will result in a penalty fee of $89.

Three Consecutive No-Shows

Following three consecutive no-shows, we reserve the right to suspend your appointment scheduling privileges.

Prescription Refill Policy

All refill requests must receive authorization from your doctor. Prior to refills, physical exams may be required at the discretion of the doctor, taking into consideration patient history. Please allow 48 hours for medication refills to be processed. Certain medications have short expiration dates, so kindly request refills 15 days before pickup to ensure availability.

Patients with chronic conditions necessitate periodic examinations and blood work, determined at the discretion of the doctor based on individual needs.

Prescriptions and Scripts

There is a nominal fee of $15 for providing or sending a prescription to you for use at other pharmacies.

Payment Policy

Payment is due at the time of service. A 50% deposit is mandatory for surgeries and ultrasounds to secure the scheduled date. Examinations typically run for 20-30 minutes; any additional time will incur an extra charge.

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Phone Number





116 West 20th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1Y4

Business Hours

Monday — Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday — Sunday: Closed

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