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Preparing For Surgery

Checklist for the Day of Surgery

Morning

  • No food after midnight (Water is OK).
  • Patient drop-off will be between 7:30-8:00am.
  • Bring all your medications with you (we will refill what is needed).
  • You will leave a deposit for the low end of the estimate on the morning of surgery.
  • We perform surgeries from 8am – 2pm; you will be contacted as soon as we are finished (No News is Good News!).
  • Most patients will go home between 4-5pm.

Afternoon

  • Discharge will typically take 15-30 minutes.
    • We will discuss medications, give you some exercises to do at home, we will show you any x-rays, and answer any additional questions.
    • If needed, there are a few after-hours clinics.
  • It is not uncommon for your pet to be a little sleepy or wobbly when they go home.
  • A bandage will be over the incision. These typically fall off within the first few days.
  • There will be a bandage over the catheter site. This can be removed when you get home.

Evening

  • Medications can begin the first evening.
    • Pick a time that works for you (6p-6a, 7p-7a, etc.).
  • Start by feeding 1/4 to 1/2 of a normal meal. Many patients can be nauseous the first night after surgery.
  • Feel free to call the clinic with any questions. Voicemails are automatically emailed to us so we can get your message outside the clinic.

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Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed