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 to be given and monitoring equipment to be used.
To ensure that they are ready for admission, and procedures run smoothly on the day please follow the following instructions unless specifically told otherwise.
Please bring them to the surgery at your designated appointment time on the morning of the operation. They should be as clean and dry as possible in preparation for going into an operating theatre. If they’re particularly dirty, a quick shampoo the day before will help.
No food should be given after midnight the evening before surgery. Water should be available overnight and taken away by 7.30am on the morning of admission.
Please take them out for a short walk in the morning to empty the bowels and bladder.
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 having a pre-operative blood profile performed immediately prior to surgery, to establish any underlying conditions that may affect our choice of anaesthetic. We especially recommend this for Dogs over 10 years of age. There is an additional charge for this service. We also recommend fluids as an option to maintain blood pressure and reduce the affects of anaesthetic on the organs.There is an additional charge for this service.
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.
We will update you by Text Message, however, you can also phone the surgery between the hours of 1-2pm. We will then be able to tell you how they are and at what time they will be ready for collection.
After a general anaesthetic they 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 them from the surgery.
Full payment is required when your pet is collected.
If you are able to claim back the cost of surgery from an insurance provider, please bring a completed copy of your claim form on the day of surgery.