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Orthopedic Services for Pets

Over the span of your pet’s life, they can suffer from several kinds of problems related to their joints, bones and muscles. As a fully equipped hospital, we have the capabilities to perform a whole variety of orthopedic treatments – be it through surgery, rehab or prescription medications. To learn more about our orthopedic services, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone and schedule your next appointment here at AMC.

What are common orthopedic problems in pets?

There are many kinds of problems that can arise in your furry friend’s joints, bones and muscles. They may be born with some of them, while other conditions arise with age or injuries. For example, hip dysplasia is a common problem that many dogs are born with. It causes their hip joints to not work properly, making them grind aggressively with each other, instead of doing so smoothly. Over time, this causes the hips to deteriorate. Although hip dysplasia is more common in larger dog breeds, it can actually affect dogs of any size. As pets get older, they can also develop arthritis, which affects pets of all species and breeds. Torn ligaments from accidents can also have long-lasting effects on your pet’s mobility.

What are the symptoms of orthopedic problems in pets?

The warning signs of orthopedic problems can often overlap. They can also be symptoms of other health conditions. For this reason, one of the best things that you can do is to contact our team right away if you notice anything unusual about your pet’s appearance or behaviour. Some of the symptoms that you should watch out for are weight gain, stiffness, decreased appetite, irregular stance or gait, reluctance to move, swollen joints and irritability.

How much does orthopedic surgery for pets cost?

Without a thorough and one-on-one consultation, it is quite difficult to provide an estimate of the cost of services. Several factors can affect the cost of orthopedic surgery (as well as other orthopedic treatments and rehab). We ask that you kindly call us and schedule an appointment for the most accurate rate estimate.

Last updated: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney.

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre