Surgical Procedures

With Passion for Animals

Dr. Saundra Hewitt brings over 20 years experience to all of the surgical procedures she performs. Her breadth of experience includes a myriad of soft tissue and orthopedic operations. She has various written research papers and was an assistant instructor for wet lab courses teaching cruciate repair techniques for veterinary practitioners. Dr. Hewitt has been presented with many scholarships and awards for her achievements over the years. The most common procedures at West Toronto Veterinary Surgery include:

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Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic surgery:

  • TPLO for cranial cruciate injury
  • Patellar luxation
  • Complex fracture repair
  • Arthroscopic treatment of elbow FCP/OCD, shoulder OCD or “rotator cuff” injuries,hock OCD, stifle OCD
  • Hip excision arthroplasty (FHO)
  • Lateral suture CCL Repair


Oncological (cancer) surgery:

  • Oral tumors
  • Lung and other thoracic cancers
  • Gastrointestinal and endocrine tumors
  • Tumors of the spleen
  • Osteosarcoma and other bone or joint related tumors
  • Soft tissue sarcomas/ mast cell tumors of the skin and deeper tissues




Soft tissue surgery:

  • Total ear canal ablation
  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Brachycephalic syndrome: stenotic nares, redundant soft palate, lateral ventricle eversion
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Portosystemic shunts


Gastrointestinal surgery:

  • Gastric dilitation volvulus (GDV)
  • Gastrointestinal foreign bodies
  • Megacolon
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (Gall Bladder)


Dr. Hewitt performing surgery