If your pet is scheduled for surgery...
- Plan on dropping your pet off between 8:00 am and 8:30 am unless a prior arrangement has been made.
- Make sure your pet does not eat after midnight before his or her surgery. Offering fresh drinking water is okay. It is important that their stomach is empty for surgery.
- All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier. Car rides can be stressful and the walk from the car to the clinic can be scary. The smells and the loudness from the traffic can scare pets and cause them to bolt. Please keep your pet safe by keeping them secure.
- Pick up days and times vary. Please ask a staff member for your pet's estimated pick up time.
- If your pet is staying the night, you may bring a small amount of his or her food.
- You will be given specific instructions when you pick your pet up for how to care for your pet after surgery. Basic care usually includes resting for 10-14 days, administering prescribed medications at home, and monitoring the surgery site. These instructions will vary based on sex, species, and type of surgery.
If your pet needs surgery...
We offer many types of surgery here at the Animal Care Clinic. We perform trauma/emergency surgeries and these common, routine surgeries:
To schedule a surgery, please call the clinic or schedule online!
It's more than just surgery!
We know it can be stressful when you bring your pet in for surgery. That's why when you bring your pet to have surgery you will receive more than just a surgical procedure. We believe that all pets deserve items like pain control and antibiotics, so all of our surgeries include the following:
- Physical Exam
- Toe Nail Trim
- Anesthesia, Monitoring, and Post-Operative Care
- Pain Medication
On the day of surgery, your pet may also get vaccines, bloodwork, or other routine services.