Dear Client, your pet is scheduled in the near future for a surgical procedure. We have put together this packet to help you better understand how the day of surgery will flow for you and your pet. Please read all the way to the bottom. You will need to read our overview & complete 2 forms, which are available at the bottom of this page
- At least one week prior to the appointment your pet will be scheduled for pre-anesthetic bloodwork. This is to help us be sure your pet is as healthy as possible for anesthesia and surgery. We are checking a CBC, chemistry, and electrolytes. In pets under 1 year of age or never had any surgical procedure before clotting times will also be assessed. (veterinary partner link under inhouse labs)
- We will confirm with you the appointment drop off time on the surgery day 24 to 48 hours prior to the day of the procedure.
- You will receive instructions on any preparation you will need to do with your pet prior to the day of the procedure.
- No food or water after midnight
- If your pet is on any medications, please ask us if your pet should receive that medication the morning of the procedure.
- Please make arrangements for you pet to be dropped off the morning of the procedure at the scheduled time, unless other arrangements have been made a head of time. At drop off, our team will be happy to answer any questions/concerns you have and collect the consent form. Plan to be in the clinic for 15 minutes.
- The veterinary assistant will escort your pet to the surgical prep area to wait for their surgery.
- If any questions arise, the doctor or technician may reach out to you at the contact number provided on the consent form. After the doctor is done with procedures, he or she will reach out to let you know how the procedure went, how your pet is doing, discuss home instructions and schedule a pick-up time. You are welcome to call and check on your pet at any time.
- When you arrive a Veterinary Client Service Representative will collect payment and then you will be placed in a room where an assistant or technician will go over the home instructions and any medications going home. You will receive a written copy of the home instructions. If you do not understand any instructions, please make sure you let the staff know this so they can explain further.
We want the day of your pet’s procedure to be a pleasant experience. We do understand that the day of or even days leading up to the procedure can be stressful. Please let our staff know of any concerns you may have about the upcoming procedure. We look forward to serving you and your pet.
The BloomingPaws’ Clinic Team