Bringing your pet to undergo a procedure requiring anesthesia can be stressful for you and your pet. All pets who enter thru our doors are treated like part of our family, like one of our own!
Surgery is done sterilely and your pet’s heart, lungs, blood pressure and other vital functions are monitored during the entire procedure. We utilize the most up to date inhouse diagnostics, anesthesia, monitoring and surgical techniques. This enables us to ensure your pets safe recovery. Pre-operative blood testing is recommended to ensure there are no abnormalities that need to be corrected before anesthesia or indicate a change in the anesthetic protocol. Each surgical patient receives an intravenous catheter to administer medication. Senior patients are given continuous intravenous fluids for support through the procedure. Depending on the procedure, your pet may be required to say in the hospital overnight.
Is your pet coming in for surgery?
- When the procedure is scheduled, you will be scheduled a surgery drop off time. Please adhere to this time to prevent any unfortunate altercations between pets in our waiting area.
· Please allow 5 – 10 minutes at drop off time to ensure we have the information needed to care for your pet.
- NO food after 12 midnight the evening before dropping off
- NO treats, NO cheating, an empty stomach is critical for anesthetic patients
- Allow him/her to empty their bladder and bowels prior to admit
Other information to consider.
When your pet is undergoing anesthesia for one procedure you should consider whether there are other procedures that also need done.
Anal gland or ear issues need attended to? Is he/she microchipped?
All these procedures can be done while they are under anesthesia.
Surgery Discharge Instructions
After your pet’s surgery, you will be updated either by phone or by text. A pickup time will be scheduled at that time. At pick-up time, allow a few minutes for the nurse to go over the take-home instructions and medications.