We are excited to announce we do direct billing for Trupanion-insured pets!

“Routine” or not, surgery often sounds scary! Rest assured, safety is our top priority from check-in to check out.

Modern anesthesia is generally very safe, and to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we design a unique anesthetic protocol specific for your pet, to ensure even greater safety.

During your pet’s procedure, our highly trained staff monitor vital signs using state-of-the-art equipment. Our rigorous pain management protocols ensure your pet has a speedy and comfortable recovery.


Dr. Buxton has extensive training in surgery, and is skilled at performing many procedures, including (but not limited to):

  • routine spays/neuters
  • growth removals
  • aural hematomas
  • enucleation
  • bladder stone removal
  • gastropexy
  • perineal urethrostomy (feline)
  • anal gland removal
  • cherry eye repair
  • TECA (total ear canal ablation)
  • soft palate resection and stenotic nares ( for brachycephalic breeds)
  • patella luxation repair
  • extracapsular cruciate ligament repair (for torn ACL)

If you are unsure if we can help with your pet’s surgical needs, just make an appointment today and we can go through all the options with you. 


My family has been fortunate enough to be long time clients of Dr Buxton, entrusting the care of all our four legged family members to her since we moved from Australia to Canada in 2002. Carolyn is a very skilled, experienced, caring and compassionate veterinarian, a consummate professional, and shows a true passion for what she does. She stays current with veterinary practice advancements, and is thorough, kind, and understanding – always taking the time to inform, and lay out all the diagnostic and treatment options available to our four legged family members when they are clearly not feeling well. She follows up on their treatment, making certain that her patients are responding as expected. She responds to any concerns, and ensures that our pets get the best care available. Her dedication to animal care is also displayed through her long term involvement with the Mexi-Can Vet Project – volunteering both her time and her skills to perform sterilization surgeries, and treat many other seriously ill patients during the 4 day-long free spay and neuter clinics in poor communities in the Jaltemaba Bay area on the west coast of Mexico – a charitable pet-related endeavour. Along with her participation in these free clinics, Carolyn regularly brings some of her Mexi-Can patients back with her to rehome these dogs in Canada. That, from my point of view, speaks volumes about Dr Buxton – her very clear love for what she does so well, and her obvious dedication to her clients and her profession.

- Diane H.

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