Your pet has been scheduled for an upcoming surgery in the near future. In our attempt to assist clients, we have put together this packet to make surgery day as easy and stress-free as possible. In addition to this letter, you will find that the following information has been enclosed:
1.) Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing Information Form
2.) Surgical Information Sheet
Please read carefully all the enclosed information. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. On your pets’ surgery day, we require you to review and sign an Authorization/Estimate Form— which allows you to choose optional services. This form is not included in the packet and will be provided to you at our office prior to admitting your pet for services.
We require a phone number(s) where you can be reached on surgery day. Failure to be reached on the day of the procedure may result in the postponement of the surgery.
The night before your pet’s surgery…
• Withhold all food and treats after 9:00pm.
• Water may be left down after this time period.
• If you are currently administering any medications, vitamins and/or injections, withhold the morning doses unless otherwise instructed by the doctor.
Please make arrangements for your pet to be dropped off on the morning of scheduled surgery, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. For example, new clients are required to have a presurgical visit the morning of the procedure and may not have an appointment until later. At the time of drop-off, our team will be happy to answer any questions/concerns and collect the enclosed/completed Information Forms.
Our veterinary nurse will escort your pet to the surgical prepping area to wait for their surgery. If you have selected any of the recommended blood tests, our nurse will collect all blood samples and tests prior to surgery. If any questions arise, the doctor may contact you at the number on the Authorization Form you will complete the morning of surgery.
You are welcome to check up on your pet’s status, however, we request that you allow plenty of time for your pet’s procedure to be done. At this time, we will be able to give you an idea of when your pet may be discharged. When you arrive to take your pet home, the receptionist will bill you out and the veterinary nurse will go over all discharge orders verbally and give you a written copy. If you do not understand any instructions, please do not hesitate to ask them to go over them one more time.
We hope surgery day will be a pleasant experience. Remember, our team knows surgery can be an anxious time and we are always available to answer any and all questions concerning the upcoming procedure.
We look forward to serving you and your pet on the upcoming surgery day and years to come