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Pre-Surgical Instructions

Preparing Your Pet for a Scheduled Surgery

These instructions are intended for any of our clients who have a scheduled surgery at our clinic for one of their furry family members. If you have any questions after reading this in full, contact the clinic ASAP since a failure to observe these instructions may cause surgery to be postponed.

#1 -You will need to withhold food and water the night before surgery. Nothing, including any medications, should be given after 9:00 p.m. the evening before your scheduled surgery. This also means making sure you give no treats, food, or water in the morning before traveling to the clinic. If your pet is due for any morning medications, make sure to specifically ask if you should withhold until after surgery.

#2 – You should have your animal here between 7:50 a.m. to 8 a.m. the morning of scheduled surgery. You can also drop your pet off with us the night before surgery is scheduled at no additional charge. We do appreciate advance notice of these types of early drop-offs. The clinic closes at 5:00 p.m. and you would need to be here before then. This does not apply to surgeries that are scheduled on Mondays or the day after a holiday as we would not be open the afternoon before.

#3 – When dropping your pet off for surgery, we will need a telephone number where someone can be reached in case of emergency or should any questions arise. We are able to text non-urgent updates but it is incredibly important that someone be avidly watching for our phone calls in the event that an emergency arises. We work hard to keep your pet healthy and safe while here with us and want to keep an open line of communication in the event that complications arise. We will also use this number to advise of the time your furry family member is ready to pick up.

#4 – Unless otherwise requested, there is no need to bring any food or supplies with your pet. Food and water will be offered at the appropriate time after waking. We also offer plenty of comfortable items like warming pads and bedding.

Please feel free to phone us at anytime with any questions that you might have regarding surgery or your pet’s condition. If you need to reschedule, call right away in order to avoid a deposit.