Our clinic offers a wide range of surgical
procedures. Once you and your veterinarian have determined
that your pet needs surgery, please contact our office to
schedule a date to perform the procedure.
In order to perform certain surgical
procedures, your veterinarian will likely utilize some form of
anesthesia. Neutering and spaying for example, are
procedures that would require general anesthesia. Other
procedures that require the use of general anesthesia might
include sedating to groom, dentals and some animals might need
to be sedated in order to treat them effectively and without
causing undo stress to the animal.
Once you have scheduled your surgery, please
take a few minutes to print out our
Release Form and fill in the requested information.
Bringing the completed form with you when you drop off your pet
will save you and the attending technician time during the
drop-off procedure the morning of the surgery.
New clients are requested to please print and
complete the New
Client Contact Form and bring it with you when you drop your
pet off the morning of the scheduled procedure.
The day prior to your pet's surgery, we
request that you hold off all food and water after 10:00 pm.
This will help avoid gastrointestinal upset that may result from
the use of certain drugs at the time of surgery.
Surgery drop offs are requested to arrive
between 8:00 am - 8:30 am the morning of the surgery.
Please make sure your pet is adequately restrained upon entering
the clinic. Leashes are available in the front office for
those that need them. A technician will go over your
Anesthesia Release Form
with you. Please make sure and let the technician know of
any special medications or needs your pet has at that time.
To avoid confusion, be specific as to why your pet is being
presented. Hospital staff should be informed if your pet
was inadvertently fed or watered beyond the times previously
suggested. You may receive additional instructions at the
time of your pet's admission.
If your pet is going to be placed under
anesthesia, we strongly recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork.
Anesthesia is extremely safe for healthy pets. But, if
your pet is not healthy (and sometimes it's hard to tell without
testing), complications can occur both during and after the
anesthetic procedure. We can minimize potential risk when
we know the health status of your pet before administering
The top 4 reasons to test your pet
- You deserve peace of mind.
Testing can significantly reduce medical risk and ensure
your pet's health and safety.
- Pets can't tell us when they don't
feel well. A healthy-appearing pet may be hiding
symptoms of a disease or ailment. For example, a pet
can lose up to 75% of kidney function before showing any
signs of illness. Testing helps us evaluate the health
of your pet's liver and kidneys, so we can avoid problems
related to anesthesia.
- Testing can reduce risks. If
results of the pre-anesthetic are within normal ranges, we
can proceed with confidence, knowing the anesthetic risk is
minimized. On the other hand, if results are not
within the normal ranges, we alter the anesthetic procedure
to safeguard your pet's health.
- Testing can help protect your pet's
future health. These tests provide baseline levels
for your pet and become part of his or her medical chart for
Most surgical procedures require your pet to
stay overnight. This gives your veterinarian an
opportunity to keep close watch over your pet to ensure there
are no complications from the surgery. The technician will
advise you when you drop your pet off as to when your pet can be