Our staff will contact you with the following information the day before the surgery:
- Confirmation of the day and time of surgery
- Information about the patient, including their size and species
On the day of surgery:
- When Dr. John is on his way to your clinic, he will call you and give an estimated time of arrival, and ask to have the patient pre-medicated.
- Please have a diagnostic radiograph available for our review when we arrive.
- Please have an intravenous catheter placed and have the patient ready for surgery when the doctor arrives.
Surgery and Post-Op Information
- Intravenous antibiotics are recommended intra-operatively.
- Pre-op, intra-op and post-op analgesia is highly recommended.
- Please make sure that any and all staff present in surgery follow aseptic technique and wear caps and masks to preserve sterility during the procedure.
- Bandaging and splinting are generally not necessary, but this may change depending on the nature of the procedure. Post-operative care sheets specific to the procedure will be provided.
As per C.V.O. regulations, your staff is responsible for the induction, preparation and anesthetic monitoring of the patient.
Your staff is responsible for taking a post-operative radiograph. Please make sure that you have the necessary staff available, and that all of your radiographic equipment is on and in working order.
It is highly recommended that your clinic has a veterinarian present in the building in case of complications.