Pre-Operative Instructions for Small Furries
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 are part of a bonded pair, we encourage you to bring them along for the day, to keep them as relaxed as possible.
Please offer food and water to your pet right up until the morning of the operation. Small mammals including Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Ferrets, Hamsters and Gerbils should not have their food or fluids restricted.
If possible, we would ask for you to bring in some of your pets food with you so that this may be offered as soon as they are awake enough to eat.
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.
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 upon it.
We will update you by PetsApp, 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.
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.