For the safety of your pet, we place IV catheters and administer IV fluids for all canine procedures. All feline procedures will receive subcutaneous fluids.
Pre-surgical blood screening
In order to reduce the risks involved with anesthetizing our patients, we perform a pre-surgical blood screen to detect abnormalities not evident on a routine examination. This bloodwork panel checks blood counts, platelet counts and 10 blood chemistry levels to evaluate liver and kidney function, as well as blood glucose levels and blood protein levels. Evaluation of these levels allows us to FIRST see if anesthesia can be used safely on your pet, and SECOND allows us to adjust the dosing to exactly what your pet needs for the safest possible anesthesia and recovery….pre-anesthetic blood screening GREATLY reduces risks associated with any anesthesia. The charges for the blood screen will be added to your invoice.
The comfort, healing and safety of our patients is our number one concern during and after any surgical procedure. Pain medication helps improve healing and decrease inflammation, aiding in the comfort of your pet. A pain injection will be given to your pet while here for their procedure, and additional oral medication will be sent home with you for post operative care. Your pet will also receive an anti-nausea injection to help with any nausea associated with the anesthesia.
Full mouth dental radiographs are done for all dental procedures to look for pathology that may require antibiotics and/or extractions that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
We are a flea free environment. If fleas are found, we will treat at owners expense.
All anesthetics and surgeries carry risks ranging from post-op nausea to sudden death. While these occurrences are very rare, they can happen even though protective measures are taken. I, (the owner/responsible party) for the above-described animal, have the authority to execute this consent, and am over 18 years of age. I understand there is an inherent risk in anesthesia and/or surgery. I agree to the above described procedure/care, and accept full responsibility and also full financial responsibility and understand all charges are to be paid in full upon completion.
I UNDERSTAND THAT IF WE ARE UNABLE TO REACH YOU BY PHONE DURING THE PROCEDURE, WE HAVE YOUR PERMISSION TO PERFORM ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES AS WE DEEM NECESSARY.