Tag Archives: Surgery
Right hind limb amputation in A Dog

McGee’s Board-Certified Surgery Experience

                 I have to say that despite the circumstances, our experience at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital was very positive! The staff were extremely professional and in particular, Dr. Evan Crawford who is an amazing board-certified surgeon! Nine days after McGee’s major board-certified surgery, he is almost back […]

Right Forequarter Amputation on Dog

Cali’s Bone Cancer

                I am very grateful for Dr. Crawford and all staff that works at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital.  Having our first experience with our dog Cali having bone cancer and front leg amputated, we have been scared, frustrated and just plain nervous with everything.  My daughter and myself […]

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Teagan’s Spinal Surgery

Teagan is our 6 year old long-haired German Shepherd.  She is my co-therapist at my private mental health counseling practice in Washington. She recently developed a vertebral condition that was compressing her spinal column and affecting the motion of all four of her legs.  Words cannot accurately express the level of exceptional care that Teagan […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Batman’s Ruptured Disk

I am writing to say “Thank You” to Dr. Peter Gordon and all the wonderful staff at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital and the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley. Our 11 ½ year old boy “Batman” suddenly ruptured a disk in his neck and was in horrible pain. Although he could still walk, […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Gunner The RCMP Service Dog’s Extended Abdomen

On the morning of December 23rd, the doctors and staff at BBVSH were experiencing extremely heavy hearts.  A local RCMP officer had arrived with ‘Gunner’ his service dog, who was due to retire in just two weeks.  The RCMP officer observed that Gunner had an extended abdomen, was lethargic and continued to experience non-productive vomiting. […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Continuing Education Seminar

Vancouver Island | Continuing Education Veterinary Seminar

BBVSH is very excited to announce that some of our specialists and staff will be traveling to Vancouver Island in the New Year! We are looking forward to meeting many referring veterinarians as we host our first Vancouver Island continuing education seminar on January 31st, 2016. Our Continuing Education Veterinary Seminar will cover: SURGICAL ONCOLOGY  with Dr. Sarah […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Spinal Injury Client Testimonial

Zoey’s Spinal Injury

The care Zoey received at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital was fantastic.  A severe spinal injury was treated by Neurologist Dr. Gordon who performed an operation that gave my Berner the best possible result of total healing and mobility returned in record time!!  Heartfelt gratitude and thanks from Zoey’s Dad. I would also like to […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Hemilaminectomy Client Testimonial

Amber’s Hemilaminectomy

Amber is a 10 1/2 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. She has always been a fairly active dog but somewhere along the way we noticed some small changes.  She no longer jumped up on the bed,  no more lounging on the back of the couch to look out the window, and less sleeping […]

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Sherman’s Repaired Pelvis

It’s been a year since Sherman was hit by a car and you repaired his pelvis. I just want you to know that Sherman has had a complete recovery and you can not tell he was ever injured.  He is back jumping fences and chasing bugs in the grass. Although he now has a healthy […]

Dr. Even Crawford|Board Certified Surgeon at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

BBVSH welcomes Dr. Evan Crawford to surgery team!

BBVSH is very pleased to welcome Dr. Evan Crawford to the Boundary Bay Specialty Surgery Team! The addition of Dr. Crawford has increased the availability of specialty surgery services for the referring veterinary community, their clients, and most importantly their patients. Dr. Evan Crawford is returning to BC after some years to pursue his veterinary education. […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Thank you to Dr. Hutchinson

I would like to thank Dr. Hutchinson and all of the staff at BBVSH for the outstanding surgery that was performed on my best friend Tonka 3 years ago. Dr. Hutchinson and his team continue to treat Tonka who is now 13 years old and still going strong. I’m not sure Tonka would still be […]

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Alex recovering after Spinal Surgery

Alex and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at BBVSH for the outstanding care and support shown to Alex during his stay at the hospital and on his physiotherapy visits with Glen. I am amazed that everyone is so concerned on his progress as he recovers from his operation. […]

Three family cats became seriously ill

In this review I am speaking of both the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley and the affiliated Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital as the staff of both work so closely together that they are essentially one. I will refer to them …MoreIn this review I am speaking of both the Animal Emergency Clinic […]

Dr. Peter Gordon | Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist

‘Sugar’ travels from Arizona to have brain surgery with veterinary neurologist Dr. Peter Gordon

On October 2, 2014 Dr. Peter Gordon, a veterinary neurologist at BBVSH, received a call from a referring veterinarian regarding ‘Sugar’ a 19 month old female Maltese. Dr. Gordon learned that Sugar’s skull had been deformed since birth which was causing pressure on the brain stem. This in turn was causing spinal fluid to build up […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Lacey’s Total Hip Replacement Surgeries

Lacey appeared to be a perfect candidate for Total Hip Replacement Surgery.  She was middle-aged, healthy, and had a strong motivation to be active, but she was limited by pain in her hips and a limited range of motion.  She had difficulty with stairs and getting into our minivan.  Although Lacey wanted to go for […]

Forever Thankful to BBVSH

Boundary Bay is the most AMAZING clinic I have ever worked with! Dr Hutchinson and his staff are kind, caring and the most supportive staff I have had the pleasure of connecting with. I will be forever thankful for everything they have done for my toy poodle. During this very difficult time, they have remained […]

Sasha Is 1 Year Cancer Free

Sasha is 1 year Cancer free! I found the staff to be very compassionate and passionate about their work. Both Dr. Charney, Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologist, and her husband, Dr. Hutchinson, Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon, were both very engaged in conversations with me, and the treatment of my beautiful little poodle girl. Sasha is just celebrating her […]

Surgical Repair On A Fractured Leg

My experience with Dr.Hutchinson and his staff has been exceptional.  When I left my eight week old Boston Terrier puppy with them for a surgical repair on a fractured leg, it was as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.  When I arrived I was frightened and a little hopeless.  After my evaluation […]

Veterinary Oncology and Surgery Patient

‘My Samuel’

Those of you who have dogs and take them for walks on the dykes have likely met Sam, knew his ‘story’ and perhaps wondered…. Well, we had a little over 3 happy years together post cancer.  In the end, the cancer returned and although pain meds, etc kept him comfortable, his hips were ‘spent’, and […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Boxer Recieves Tendon Surgery

Gus says thank you to the staff at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital!  In May 2013 this boisterous Boxer went for a swim and sliced through the tendons on his back right leg.  Here is Gus back to full speed in the snow!!  Thank you Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital!!       

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Talu’s TTA Experience

We are SO pleased with Talu’s recovery from his combined TTA and patella luxation repair!  Dr. Hutchinson did a fantastic job and we would highly recommend BBVSH to all pet lovers! We adopted Talu, a 3 yr old Pitbull from LAPS, knowing he had issues with his right hind leg. After having him home for […]

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Floyd’s Christmas Miracle

Thank you so much for everything you all did for Floyd. He still faces a fairly long recovery but given the extent of his injuries it felt like our own personal CHRISTMAS MIRACLE happened when he came home a week ago today. A mere five and a half days after he came in on Sunday […]

Moby’s TTA Surgery Experience

When our daughter, son in-law & 2 Golden Retrievers arrived in the summer for a visit we thought it would be great with dogs for our Newfoundland, Moby (2 ½ years), to play with. Unfortunately the occasional limp that we thought he had on his left leg became a chronic issue. We visited our Veterinary […]

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Maddox’s Foot Surgery

Thank you to Dr. Hutchinson and the whole staff at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital for taking care of our Maddox. It’s great to have his foot back to normal so he can get back to doing the things he loves. A special thank you to all the staff for providing lots of love to […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital TTA Client Testimonial

Jacob’s TTA Surgery

      A BIG thanks to Dr. Hutchinson and the caring staff at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital for helping Jacob through his recovery.  Jacob started to have problems with his knees since 1.5 years old.  It was very sad because he was such a cheerful, playful puppy.  Being reluctant to put him through […]

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Galahad The Tripawd Dog

Our Galahad, now known as ‘The Tripawd Dog’ was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on April 19, 2013, after a visit to the vet to check out why he was limping. After weighing our options, we decided to amputate his left front leg, as his bone had significantly degenerated and was causing him pain. We were met […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital TTA Client Testimonial

Charlie’s TTA Surgery Experience

I wanted to thank Dr. Hutchinson and his staff for the two TTA surgeries that have allowed my dog Charlie full use of his legs again. In January 2012, Charlie suffered a partial tear to his cruciate ligament which required TTA surgery in order to return full function in his leg. After several consultations, I […]

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Cookie’s Fracture Repair

     In the summer of 2011 my 3 year old toy poodle cookie broke her right front leg playing in our backyard and needed a fracture repair.  We quickly whisked her away to the closest emergency hospital.  We were told that the best shot at having her recover from this and save her leg would […]

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Keena’s Total Hip Replacement Surgery

     Keena was hit by a car, leaving her with a broken femur and dislocated hip. Initially, she underwent an unsuccessful surgery with a different vet and we felt we were left helpless with no other options. Thankfully, a friend recommended Dr. Hutchinson to us. Dr. Hutchinson called me at home that night and brought […]

Bruno Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

I first had the chance to meet Dr. Charney in early 2011 when my Boston Terrier (Bruno) was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Right from day one I have felt that my buddy was in the best possible hands and this gave him the best chance at recovery. Bruno has been having chemotherapy treatments with Dr. […]

Surgery at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Surgery appointment FAQ

When you arrive for your appointment, please check in with Reception. The receptionist will then advise the surgery service that you have arrived. To start the appointment, an assistant or technician will bring you into an exam room with your pet, complete a history form, and perform a check of all your pet’s vital signs (such as heart rate, temperature, etc.).