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.