Orthopedic Services for Pets

Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital is experienced in treating pets experiencing orthopedic conditions. These illnesses negatively affect the lives of your cherished pets as they are bound with constant pain. We perform different types of surgeries for pets with broken bones and other conditions. If you notice your pet has started to walk or move differently you should schedule an appointment to diagnose their symptoms and get treatment. We encourage you to call us at 204.452.9010.

My pet has difficulty going up and down the stairs, should I be concerned?

Yes. The first instinct of your pet is to hide any pain they may be experiencing, but sometimes there are signs that you may notice. When your pet has problems using the stairs, they may have an orthopedic condition. Other signs you can look out for include:

  • Stiffness/limping
  • Hesitance to jump or run
  • Weight loss

    What are common orthopedic conditions in pets?

    Orthopedic conditions in pets are not universal. Some pets are more likely to experience certain conditions due to their weight, size, age or breed. Common conditions we see and treat in our hospital includes:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disc disease

    My pet has an orthopedic condition. How can I support them?

    The first step is to get their condition diagnosed and treated. Our veterinarian may prescribe oral medications, exercises or surgery to treat your pet’s illness. At home, you can provide comfort to your pet by administering the medications as prescribed and following the exercises to get them back to their normal self. You can also make sure their beds are comfortable for resting and their food and water are easily accessible so they don’t exhaust themselves.

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital