Below are pre-anesthetic forms that will provide you with information for your pet's procedure. Prior to an anesthetic procedure we always recommend blood work and an ECG. This blood work will screen your pet's liver and kidney function. This is important to make sure your pet can properly handle anesthesia, and the ECG will show us the electrical activity in the heart. These tests are always highly recommended but are optional.
The night before your pet's procedure please do not allow your pet to eat or drink after midnight. Drop of times for surgery are between 7:30 and 8:30 am. We are happy to make arrangements to accommodate special situations. Please allow yourself 15-20 minutes to drop off your pet. This will allow time to sign admission paperwork.
During your pet's procedure they will be monitored by a veterinary technician and with electronic monitoring devices. All patients, with the exception of feline neuters, will have an IV catheter in place prior to anesthesia. We use this catheter to administer IV fluids during the procedure and to have immediate venous access in case of an emergency.
After the surgery is finished your pet will be placed into our recovery ward. It is a room separate from other in hospital patients, that is quiet and warm to help your pet recover and wake up comfortably.
Pets will stay after their procedure to be monitored overnight. We have staff in the building 24/7. The morning after their procedure a doctor or technician will evaluate your pet to be cleared for discharge. We do schedule discharge appointments with a technician. The technician will review medications and at home instructions.
Once your pet is home please monitor their appetite, bowel movements and activity level. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us.