Preparing Your Pet for Surgery
We all know that when it comes to our pets, we want the best care possible. At Lee Veterinary Clinic, P.C, we pride ourselves on providing the best care for your pets. In this text we will be providing you with all the necessary information prior to your pet's procedure.
Your check in time will be discussed with you at the time of scheduling. The day PRIOR your pet can be fed but no food after 10pm. Your pet can have water and any prescribed medications the morning of their procedure, unless stated otherwise by a DOCTOR. Upon arrival on the morning of your pet's procedure, a member of our Surgical team will go over the surgical consent forms and a treatment plan to ensure that any questions about your pet's care are answered prior to any services.
Your pet may be given pain medications while here. Pain medication varies greatly and will be chosen, prescribed, and charged by the attending veterinarian based on the patient’s individual need.
Rabies and external parasites:
In accordance with state law, ALL DOGS AND CATS OVER 12 WEEKS OF AGE ADMITTED INTO THE HOSPITAL MUST BE CURRENT ON THEIR RABIES VACCINATION. ALSO, ANY ANIMAL FOUND TO HAVE FLEAS OR TICKS WILL BE TREATED AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE. All admitted patients must be free from external parasites to protect other hospitalized patients, hospital staff, and to prevent any external parasites from entering into a sterile zone and/or your pet’s incision.
Laboratory/ Pre-anesthetic Bloodwork:
Rest assured that advances in anesthesia and surgery have made routine procedures relatively safe with a low rate of complications. Nevertheless, problems can arise due to pre-existing conditions not evident during routine pre-anesthetic physical examinations. Anesthetics are eliminated from the body by the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Unforeseen problems with any of these body systems greatly increase the risks associated with anesthesia. This is why we highly recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork in all cases.