An apparatus for confining and restraining a pig or other animal to facilitate veterinary operations includes a rectangular chute housing with an entrance and an exit gate at the two ends thereof. The exit gate includes a head clamp. Two movable sides, which are hinged at the top and which can be pushed together at the bottom by a series of levers and bearings, form a vise-like body clamp. A planar floor can be raised to an elevated position by another series of levers and bearings. The animal to be operated upon is loaded by walking up to the elevated floor on an integral loading ramp and is gripped by the head clamp and the body clamp. The floor can then be lowered so that the animal is immobilized since feet of the animal are not in contact the floor, and the veterinary operation performed. The head and body clamps are then loosened, the animal is safely dropped to the lowered floor, the exit gate is opened and the animal can exit under its own power. The operator manipulative ends of the levers and controls for the apparatus are located at a common location in close proximity to each other on one side of the chute to permit easy manipulation by a single operator and the operator is not required to lift the animal's weight at any time.