General Surgery Information

  • Please do not feed your pet any solid food for at least 8 hours prior to their scheduled surgery except for rabbits and rodents
  • Please always offer fresh water.
  • Drop off time for anesthetic procedures is between 7am-8am the day of surgery
  • Please fill out the corresponding online consent form at least 2 days prior to surgery to allow us to answer any questions you may have and expedite the intake process the day of surgery
  • We require up-to-date vaccinations on all elective surgical patients. While we can update these the day of surgery, we recommend they are current at least 2 weeks prior to their appointment for highest efficacy.
  • Discharge for dental and soft tissue procedures (spays, neuters, mass removals) is between 5-7pm the same day. Sometimes patients are ready to pick up earlier, our technicians will be in contact with you after the procedure is completed to give you a more precise discharge time.
  • Routine orthopedic surgeries are ready for up pick up at 6:30pm the same day
  • We will email you patient and procedure specific discharge and aftercare instructions the day of surgery.
  • Please note that patients will be lethargic and sometimes confused the evening of their surgery as they continue to fully recover from anesthesia. We recommend that you have a quiet and safe space for them to spend the night after surgery.
  • It is normal for patients to not have an appetite the evening after surgery even though they have been fasted. This should be resolved approximately 24 hours after surgery
  • It is normal for patients to not have a bowel movement for 48 hours post-surgery due to fasting and pain medications. If it has been longer than this and you are concerned, please contact us.