Scheduled surgery patients receive an appointment time for admission the morning of the surgery. The doctor will meet and discuss with you all of the details of the procedure, allowing you time to learn more and ask questions you may have. We may recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork for certain pets, and all of that will be discussed during appointments prior to the surgery. During surgical procedures, patients receive monitoring of heart rate and respiration. Gas anesthetic and pain medications and a bed warmer are used as well.
Some surgery patients will be discharged late in the afternoon on surgery day, while others will have an overnight stay. The doctor will discuss this with you at admission time. Upon discharge from exams or on the day of discharge for surgery patients, you will receive an itemized list of charges along with discharge instructions. Follow ups may be necessary and scheduled in advance.