The provision of high quality surgical care has always been a focus at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre. We have 2 full time surgeons: Dr. Michael Scott and Dr. Shawn Mattson, both of whom are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Our surgical facilities include one operating room with 2 connected padded recovery rooms. We have state-of-the-art anesthetic equipment, including a gas anesthetic machine with ventilator, electrocardiograph (ECG) monitor, direct blood pressure monitor, and indirect blood oxygen monitor (pulse oximeter). Every case is handled by a surgical team consisting of a chief surgeon, assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist, and vet technician staff.
The surgical team works together throughout the process, from pre-surgical preparation to post-operative care. We perform approximately 500 general anesthesia surgeries per year, including elective and emergency procedures. We routinely perform emergency colic surgeries, arthroscopic surgery for joint injuries, general soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.
A significant portion of our surgical caseload is referred from veterinarians throughout western Canada and the Northwestern U.S.