No surgery is too small, but we understand leaving your pet for surgery can create a lot of anxiety and confusion for both you and your pet. Additionally, just like humans, a pet’s recovery after an operation can be an uncomfortable experience. Whether it’s for a dental procedure or tumor removal knowing how to care for your pet before and after surgery can make recovery a lot easier. Below are a few frequently asked questions about drop-off and pick-up procedures along with some post-operative instructions.
Although we cannot guarantee any given outcome, we will take all steps to minimize the risk with pre-anesthetic labwork. These tests are recommended for all surgical patients even for elective procedures but are required for all patients over 7 years of age.
Drop-off time is between 7:30 am -8:30 am
NO! Please withhold food and water after midnight the night before surgery.
Most surgeries are picked up the same day, however, there are a few types that we recommend staying overnight. These include spays and declaws.
We normally do not send home e-collars but some pets will require one. If your dog begins licking or chewing the incision, please contact the hospital and request one.
We recommend no baths until after the sutures have been removed.
Yes, please schedule an appointment 14 days after surgery.
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