We offer compassionate veterinary care with a personalized approach for each client.
Veterinary Services in Saskatoon, SK
At City Park Vet, we strive to provide practical and transparent veterinary care to our community in an inclusive, warm, and welcoming environment. Our team has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.
We want to be your partner in your pet’s care. Communication is the cornerstone of any relationship. We support an open, honest dialogue that maximizes the value of your pets’ annual exams and check-ups. At City Park Vet, we offer thorough physical examinations so that we can detect any potential problems before they become major problems.
During your pet’s annual physical exam, your veterinarian will thoroughly examine your pet and discuss vaccinations and ongoing wellness, such as behaviour problems or nutritional recommendations. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, it’s important that your pet does the same. Call us to schedule an exam today!
Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper pet vaccinations. Starting your pet on the right schedule early is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Vaccines are special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. They work in two ways: to reduce the severity of such diseases should they strike or to completely prevent infection.
No single vaccine program will be ideal for every pet in every situation, and that’s why we will work on an individualized basis with you and your pet to make sure they are getting just what they need to remain healthy. Our staff is highly educated about veterinary vaccines, and we can offer you the best advice to help your pet live longer.
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include:
- Bad breath
- Loose, broken or missing teeth
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Red, inflamed or bleeding gums
- Difficulty or pain when chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Excessive drooling
If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental X-rays. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We can often see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more, thanks to dental radiographs.
We will even work with you to develop a preventative dental care plan for you and your pet, including showing you how to brush their teeth! Just give us a call to schedule a dental consultation!
When your pet isn’t feeling well, we are here to help! Our excellent team of veterinary professionals and state-of-the-art technology will assist in quickly and accurately diagnosing your pet’s issue and getting them back to their healthy-selves. If you notice your pet is exhibiting abnormal behaviour or showing any signs of illness, please don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an exam as soon as possible!
Spay and Neuter
Surgery can be a touchy subject for pet owners, especially when their companion is still in their puppy or kitten stage. However, spay and neuter surgeries are an important part of keeping pets healthy. Spay and neuter surgeries are some of the most frequently performed procedures in veterinary medicine. Not only do they prevent unwanted pregnancies, but they also prevent a number of problematic health and behavioural issues such as:
- Eliminating the heat cycle and spotting in females
- Reducing the risk of mammary tumours in females
- Preventing uterine infections and cancers in females
- Reducing roaming tendencies in males and females
- Reducing aggressive behaviour in males
- Eliminating or reducing mounting and marking/spray behaviours in males
- Preventing testicular tumours in males
- Reducing the risk of some prostate problems in males
By spaying and neutering, you also help reduce the overpopulation problem and help shelter animals find forever homes. Most unplanned pet pregnancies result in puppies or kittens whose owners are unwilling or unable to care for them. By eliminating your pet’s ability to reproduce, you help reduce the number of pets going into shelters, thereby increasing the odds of adoption for current shelter residents.
Soft Tissue Surgery
We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.
Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. Procedures can range from simple cyst removals to complex and involved operations. Areas covered include ear, nose and throat, cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive and oncological surgeries.
Orthopedics involve conditions that affect your pet’s skeletal system and extremities, including bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Orthopedic injuries can affect the mood of your pet and their life quality.
You may notice a slight limp, avoidance of physical activities like jumping, hesitation to get up, or other signs that your pet is experiencing discomfort. Thankfully, there are a number of treatments available that can reduce orthopedic pain for your pet, and City Park Vet is committed to finding a treatment plan that will work best.
If you suspect your pet is showing signs of pain, our team will run a series of diagnostic tests to determine the problem. After considering your pet’s age, breed, size, and health, along with the severity of the problem, a veterinarian will work with you to develop a plan of treatment for your pet. Potential treatments include anti-inflammatory and pain medications, nutritional supplements, referral for rehabilitation therapy, and orthopedic surgery.
Nutrition plays an important role in the life and health of an animal. We understand that your pet’s nutritional needs change with lifestyle, health, and age. With our nutritional counselling, we aim to answer any questions you have about your pet’s nutrition and weight confidently.
We also offer prescription diets. These diets are formulated to cater to a variety of disorders such as allergies, renal disease, liver disease, joint and bone health, dental health, urinary bladder health, canine alertness, etc.
Whether your pet’s personality changes or behavioural problems are caused by underlying health issues or are truly behavioural issues, we believe that getting to the bottom of these problems is very important to the relationship between you and your pet. Diagnostic testing may be recommended to determine if there is a medical reason for the issue and determine the next steps for care.
We address common behaviour issues in our kitten and puppy exams and offer advice to try to prevent many frustrating behaviour problems during your pet’s developmental stages. By preventing and treating behaviour problems, we have the opportunity to improve the quality-of-life for both pets and pet lovers.
Fungus, bacteria, allergies, and parasites all wreak havoc on your pet’s skin, causing unbearable itching and discomfort. Therefore, City Park Vet provides dermatology treatment for some of the most common pet allergies and troublesome skin conditions.
One of the most common skin issues cats and dogs can face is allergies. Like humans, pets have allergies triggered by factors in their environment. However, unlike humans, most pets don’t suffer from respiratory problems when their allergies flare up. Instead, they get rashes and inflamed skin which can cause severe itching. This condition is known as allergic dermatitis.
Many pets suffering from skin allergies also have skin infections by the time they are being treated. These infections are caused by fungus or bacteria in open cuts, though they can usually be treated with antibiotics. Other common infections treated through pet dermatology include ear infections, or otitis, often caused by mites.
Pets constantly pawing or scratching at their ears could usually benefit from a dermatological exam. Other signs your pet may have a fungal or bacterial infection include dandruff, loss of fur, in addition to red, oozing, or scaled skin. Call us immediately if you notice any of these symptoms! Some skin infections, like mange and ringworm, are not only painful for your pet, they’re contagious to humans too.
Saying goodbye to your beloved friend will be one of the hardest things you have to do – you do not have to do it alone. We are here for you. The team at City Park Vet is honoured to be a part of the bond you share with your friend, and we will share your burden and celebrate your memories. We are here to provide your family and beloved pet with love and support during their palliative/hospice care days and then to offer a peaceful transition from this life when the time comes. Please reach out to discuss your pet’s needs and quality of life. We are here to help.
While euthanasia is not an easy subject for any of us to discuss, a peaceful goodbye is always best for every pet. When the time comes to say goodbye, the team at City Park Vet can provide counselling and support to help you make the best decision for your pet’s final day. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team is with you every single step of the way.
At City Park Vet, we understand that pets won’t always tell us what is wrong or where it hurts. For this reason, our hospital is fully equipped with an in-house laboratory, digital radiology, and a multitude of other diagnostic equipment and services. These technologies allow us to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet and get them on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
Referred Specialized Testing
While we excel at helping your pet with many potential medical problems, we also consult with specialists in many fields regularly when we need more unique questions answered. We are proud to have a close relationship with nearby specialty hospitals and can refer you for any specialized tests, procedures, or intensive care.