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Surgery Appointments & Specialist Visits

Surgery Appointments & Specialist Visits

Please take a moment to review important information regarding your upcoming visit! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

An exam is required before we can schedule a patient for a procedure. Depending on the type of procedure, pre-anesthetic blood work may also be required. We will generate a treatment plan/estimate to outline all costs included in the procedure during the patient exam.
A pre-procedure deposit is taken at time of the procedure scheduling.

Pre-op instructions:

  • 48-hour cancellation, $150 deposit.
  • No food after 8 pm the night before the procedure. Water is okay unless instructed otherwise.
  • Drop-off time is scheduled by the front desk team, typically between 8-8:30 am.
  • Procedures typically take place around the lunch hour. We’ll call you with an update as soon as the patient is in recovery and give you a release time, typically after 4 pm. We will explain post-care and medication instructions at this time.
  • The patient must be current on the rabies vaccine, unless under 16 weeks of age.
  • The patient is fully anesthetized.
  • Spay/neuter patients are asked to restrict movement and are seen 10 days post-procedure for a follow-up exam and suture removal.

For ultrasound specialists:

  • 48-hour cancellation, $150 deposit.
  • No food after 8 pm the night before the procedure. Water is okay unless instructed otherwise.
  • Drop-off time is scheduled by the front desk team, typically between 8-8:30 am.
  • The owner will be called with an update as soon as the procedure is finished. On the call, patient release time is scheduled, and post-care instructions and medications are explained.
  • The patient must be current on rabies vaccine, unless under 16 weeks of age.
  • The patient may need to be sedated.