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four board certified surgeons on staff providing a wide range of elective and emergency surgeries


The provision of high quality surgical care has always been a focus at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre. We currently have four surgeons: Dr. Shawn Mattson, Dr. Jennifer Fowlie, Dr. Mike Scott, and Dr. Holly Sparks, all 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, and veterinary 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.

In addition, we have a surgeon on call 24/7 for emergency situations. 

Click to watch a video of how we induce general anesthesia, perform a tenoscopy procedure, and then recover the horse!

**warning: contents of video may not be suitable for all audiences as it contains the following sensitive material: blood, needles, induction under general anesthesia, horse on a crane, being carried onto surgical table, open surgical incisions.

Please exercise caution. 

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