Before & After Surgery

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Drop off: Between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM
Pick up: 4:30 PM for Dogs & 5:00 PM for Cats

Please allow 20 minutes for drop off and pick up.

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DO NOT GIVE FOOD AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY.  WATER IS ALLOWED.  Animals must be kept inside the night before surgery. Allow bathroom time before drop off.  Cats must be in individual carriers.

ALL PETS: Feed a normal meal for supper on the night before surgery and give a lite meal late in the evening, but not after midnight. Remove all food by midnight.

Pets under 1 year, toy breeds and animals not in the best of health should be “sugar lipped” by the owner the morning of surgery. Put a dollop of Karo syrup or pancake syrup on a q-tip and put it on the pet’s tongue or gums. This will help your pet regulate its blood sugar while awaiting surgery. This is an extra precaution to make the surgery more safe.

 

IMPORTANT TO TELL US IF YOUR PET:

IS TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS;  HAD ANY SHOTS IN THE LAST 60 DAYS; OR  HAS BEEN SICK

If you do not pick up your animal at the scheduled time an overnight boarding fee of $ 50 will be charged.

Be prepared to keep your animal inside and quiet after surgery.  Follow all post-op instructions.

If you animal’s rabies and distemper vaccinations are current, you must provide vet records.  If they are not current, we will vaccinate for rabies and distemper.

Our veterinarians are experienced, licensed professionals who practice in the Gastonia area.  Our nurses and technicians are professionally trained.  We operate a low-cost program, but our facilities, our surgical team, our staff and our surgical protocols are of the highest quality.

We perform cursory physical exams in which patients pass or fail in their readiness for surgery.  Any anesthetic or surgical procedure carries with it serious risks.  Animals with certain conditions are at a higher risk.  Those include: pregnant, in heat, parasite burdened, heartworm positive, FeLV positive, FIV positive, have respiratory conditions, malnourished or obese.  Pre-surgical comprehensive examinations and pre-surgical blood panels are always recommended before any surgery to minimize risk.  Please contact us at least 10 days before your surgery date if you would like us to do a blood panel on your pet.

Sterilization of males is called neuter, which involves removing the testicles.  Sterilization of females is called spay, which is the removal of both ovaries and the uterus.  Pregnant animals will be spayed and fetuses will not be awakened.  Spayed females may still attract males shortly after surgery.  Breeding after surgery can be harmful and should be prevented.

We strongly encourage everyone to purchase an E-Collar for your pet’s post-surgical recovery.

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