Surgery Form

  • We would also like to remind you to remove food after 8pm the night before and to remove water first thing on the morning of the surgery. Admission time is between 8:00 and 8:30am.

    During the surgery, a general anesthetic will be given which can carry with it certain risks. We strive to ensure the procedure is safe. While under anesthetic, each pet is carefully monitored by a veterinary technician. Technologies such as a heart monitor (to record cardiac function) and a pulse oximeter (to measure level of oxygen in the blood) are used to detect any abnormalities. The measurements are recorded by the technicians throughout the anesthetic/surgery.

    Because some conditions are not evident from the “outside”, and as additional precaution, we offer pre-anesthetic blood testing to allow us to screen for potential problems. Things like hydration status, kidney and liver function, presence of anemia, and glucose levels help us to ensure that your pet is healthy before undergoing a general anesthetic and surgery. To perform such tests, we simply take a small blood sample when your pet is admitted for surgery and perform the testing before surgery is begun.

    We would like to offer you the choice of having pre-anesthetic testing done. Simply complete the section at the bottom and bring it along with you on the scheduled surgery date regardless of which option you choose. The cost of blood testing is $64.50.
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  • Depending on the age and general health of your pet, preanesthetic blood tests may be performed to detect any underlying health problems (especially liver and kidney function) which may cause anesthetic concerns. You will be notified of any problems before the anesthetic/dental procedure is started. Normally we will perform these tests automatically on older pets (10 years and older) or if any health concern is evident from a physical exam in younger pets.
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  • During the anesthetic, monitors that measure heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels will be used. A technician monitors the patient and records the information. Intravenous fluids are given during the procedure and pain medication is given as required.

    Feel free to contact the clinic with any questions.