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Big Rock Animal Clinic
5 Elizabeth Street
Big Rock Animal Clinic has been providing veterinary services to the foothills community since 1980. We are located in historic downtown Okotoks.
t: view phone (403) 938-4171
f: view fax (403) 938-7932
Welcome to Big Rock Animal Clinic
Big Rock Animal Clinic has been providing veterinary services to the foothills community since 1980. We are located in historic downtown Okotoks and we offer a wide range of services including:
Companion Animal Surgery, and
Companion Animal Dental Services.
We welcome you to call or visit the clinic if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment for your pet.
Concerned about the discomfort of surgery? We know how you feel. We have pets too. You’re scheduling an elective procedure for your pet. While you know that the procedure needs to be done, you’re having second thoughts because of the associated pain and discomfort. We understand that because we hear comments all day long from concerned pet owners just like you.
Did you know...
Most surgical procedures can now be performed with a laser? Yes! That same tool that is used in human medicine has been adapted for use on animals. We have always made great efforts to lesson the discomfort to pets undergoing surgery. However, with new technology we can do even better. Laser surgery makes it much better for several reasons:
Seals nerve endings! Lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve endings so there is very little pain when they wake up.
Seals blood vessels! Lasers also seal blood vessels as they cut so there is usually no need for bandaging after surgery.
Seals lymphatic vessels! Lasers seal the lymph vessels in the skin, which nearly eliminates any swelling after surgery.
A “no touch” delivery system! Lasers cut with out touching which eliminates much of the trauma associated with standard techniques.
More precise! Lasers allow the surgeon to be able to perform surgery with more precision.
The usage of the CO2 LASER for surgery will speed up the recovery of almost any surgical procedure. Pets undergoing laser surgery generally recover faster with fewer side effects. Less bleeding, less pain, and less swelling allow for this faster recovery. We are attempting to adapt laser technique to as many procedures as possible. To find out whether your pet’s elective surgery can be done with laser please inquire.
The cost for laser surgery?
Yes, it does cost a little more. However, with the improvement in recovery time and the reduction of side effects, the overall expense may be not be that much different. If you are interested in the laser option please inquire. The laser option fees vary, depending on the surgical procedure, so if you are interested please inquire.
Hours of work
Monday - Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm