Ensuring your pet’s safety before, during, and after surgery
If your pet needs to undergo a surgical procedure, we will need to examine them and run pre-anesthetic blood work to check for underlying issues and ensure that they’re healthy. Your veterinarian will also take time to explain the procedure and how it will help your pet, and answer any questions you have.
Follow these steps to prepare your pet the day before their surgery:
- No food after midnight the night before
- Remove water on morning of surgery
- If your pet requires a special medication on the morning of surgery, let us know so we can consult you
- Pack any small items that may help ease your pet’s anxiety
- See our Fear Free page for transport recommendations
Our Registered Veterinary Technicians are responsible for your pet throughout their stay at our hospital. They have specific training and nursing skills to monitor them throughout the duration of their anesthesia and recovery and with the aid of the veterinary assistants, ultimately ensure your pet’s time here is as comfortable and stress free as possible.
Once your pet is awake and standing on their own, we’ll get in touch with you. At pick-up time, we will go over post-op home care instructions and answer any questions you have. Keep your pet quiet and contained at home so they can heal properly, and expect that they might be sleepy and not quite themselves for the next 24 hours. Don’t hesitate to call us at 519-927-5775 if you have concerns during your pet’s recovery at home; we’re always happy to help.