surgical procedure is recommended
following the Initial Visit, it would typically be scheduled
outpatient basis. Blood work or any other pre-surgical
would be done at least 24 hours prior to surgery at your clinic and
interpreted by your regular veterinarian, with a copy
of the results
faxed to our hospital prior to surgery.
the day of Surgery
- For non-diabetic
patients, withhold food after 10:00 PM the night before surgery.
You do not need to withhold water.
- For diabetic
the normal dose of insulin and withold food the morning of surgery
are an exception: no food after 6:00 PM the day before surgery
arrive on time at your scheduled time
- Our staff
will verify all information,
review the Consent for
Surgery Form, and make sure that you are comfortable
admitted, we would prefer for
you to remain with your pet during sedation until he or she is sleepy.
- We will
suggest a time, or contact you by cell
phone, for you be present when your pet is waking up
minor procedures only require sedation and local anesthesia, most
surgeries require general anesthesia. Once sedated, and an
intravenous catheter placed, your pet is induced, intubated,
maintained on a ventillator. Safety is enhanced and risk
minimized in each and every
patient by the following:
are asleep on a warm-water circulating pad with a temperature probe and
have the uninterrupted attention of a highly
trained staff member. Prior to waking up, medication is
administered to ensure that your pet has a smooth
pain-free as possible
you by their side.
oximitery ( to continuously measure blood oxygen levels)
(to monitor heart rhythm)
measurement(systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure)
carbon dioxide levels (to be sure adequate ventilation)