This handout is designed to educate owners about the day before and day of surgery.
There should be no food given after 9:00PM the night before the procedure. A little bit of water the night before and the morning of the procedure is okay.
Drop off is between 7:45AM-8:00AM the morning of the surgery. Allow yourself a 20 minute window (if you have work or school) during drop-off because your surgery technician will be going over vital information with you.
Vaccinations: If your pet is not current on vaccines, Titer's, or Heartworm Test's we will be doing that on the day of surgery.
Pre-anesthetic blood testing: Like you, our greatest concern is the well-being of your pet.
We will perform a full physical examination on your pet before placing them under anesthesia.
We require pre-anesthetic blood testing to place your animal in the lowest possible anesthetic risk category.
These results will assure us that your pet's liver and kidney vaules are in a normal range. As well as their RBC's and WBC's.
Results are available within 24-48 hours, and you will be notified with your pet's results.
We would like blood work to be done at least the week prior to surgery. That appointment can be made with a technician, as long as the pet has seen the Doctor within the last 6 months.