Cryosurgery for Pets

Over the span of your furry friend’s life, they will likely develop skin growths or pathologies. Some can be quite harmless, while others can be serious, requiring immediate medical care and removal. These include cysts, infected lesions, extra eyelashes, as well as skin and mouth tumours. With cryosurgery, taking out these abnormalities has never been easier. Our veterinarians here at Green Lane Animal Hospital use the CryoProbe pen – one of the most advanced tools for cryosurgery. It takes only seconds to freeze the affected area, and maximum precision is guaranteed so healthy tissue is not damaged. It even works on very small lesions. Feel free to call us at 905.597.7373 for more details.

How does cryosurgery work?

The device uses nitrous oxide with a temperature of -89°C to freeze the affected area on the skin or in the mouth. Because the pen is so small, only the area it is pointed towards will freeze, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.

Do pets need anesthesia for cryosurgery?

No. It is virtually painless because of the targeted treatment provided by the CryoProbe pen. Your pet may feel a bit of discomfort or sting, but that will subside immediately once the pen is no longer in contact with their skin.

How should I care for my pet after their cryosurgery?

The treated area usually develops into a scab before regressing, so it is important to stop your pet from scratching it to prevent infections or other complications. After your pet’s treatment, we will show you techniques for how to prevent this from happening.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital