Pre-Surgical Instructions

We’ve implemented new policies light of  COVID-19, learn about how these changes will impact your upcoming visit >>

  1. Your pet should not eat or drink after 10 p.m. the evening prior to the appointment. If your pet received treats or eats after 10 p.m., the surgery appointment will be rescheduled. 
  2. Surgery drop off is between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. the day of your appointment and pick up is 3 p.m. that same afternoon.  If your pet is on a transport, pick up is at 4 p.m.
  3. Dogs need to be on a secure leash or in a sturdy carrier.  Cats must be in a hard-sided carrier or a live trap for surgery.  If your pet’s appointment is at a travel location or on a transport, all pets need to have a size-appropriate, hard-sided carrier in which to spend the day.
  4. Payment is due at the time of drop off.  Please have Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, printed prepayment receipts, or vouchers/coupons ready in the morning at the time your pet is admitted for surgery.  Please note that if your pet is in heat, pregnant, crypt orchid, requires dental extractions, etc. there may be additional charges assessed by the veterinarian. These additional fees are due at the time of pet discharge.
  5. If any of the following conditions apply to your pet the morning of surgery, we would need to reschedule your pet’s appointment: female dogs in active heat with a vaginal discharge, female cats or dogs that are producing milk, or male dogs or cats that are younger than six months old and have one or both testicles undescended.
  6. A current rabies vaccine is required for surgery.  If your pet has a current rabies vaccine, please bring written proof. Please note that a rabies tag is not sufficient.  If your pet is due for a rabies vaccine, no problem! The vaccine can be given at the time of surgery for an additional $5.
  7. Lines for surgery check-in often form outside so please come dressed for the weather.