ALL pets in this practice are anaesthetised with the safest and most modern veterinary anaesthetics as standard, therefore reducing risks to a minimum.
Please expect some areas of your pet to be shaved to allow medication/anaesthesia to be given and monitoring equipment to be used.
To ensure that your pet is ready for admission, and procedures run smoothly on the day please follow the following instructions unless specifically told otherwise.
Please bring your pet to the surgery at the allocated time (usually between 8.30am and 9.00am) on the morning of the operation. Your pet should be as clean and dry as possible (a quick shampoo the previous couple of days helps!) in preparation for going into an operating theatre.
No food should be given after 6pm the evening before surgery. Water should be available overnight and taken away by 7.30am on the morning of admission.
Please take your pet out for a short walk in the morning to empty the bowels and bladder. If this is not done it can affect the sterility of the operation.
Before any anaesthetic or surgical procedures can begin we must, by law, have a consent form completed. This will need to be signed by the owner or an agent acting on the owner’s behalf, but they must be over the age of eighteen.
You may want to consider your pet having a pre-operative blood profile.
This performed prior to surgery, to establish any underlying conditions that may affect our choice of anaesthetic. We especially recommend this for pets over 8 years of age.
We will require a contact number where we can contact you ALL DAY, or if you are unavailable an agent who can act on your behalf. We require this number just in case we need to speak to you about treatment, or we find something unexpected and need your permission to act up on it.
Please note, that we will phone you after the operation, at luchtime. We will then be able to tell you how your pet is and at what time your pet will be ready for collection.
After a general anaesthetic your pet may be drowsy and we advise you to collect your pet by car or some other means of transport.
A post operative care sheet will be given to you when you collect your pet from the surgery.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS REQUIRED WHEN YOUR PET IS COLLECTED. DISCHARGE MAY BE DELAYED IF FEES DUE ARE NOT PAID AT COLLECTION. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CONTACT THE SURGERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR A CHARGE.
If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the surgery