Day of Consultation
On day of consultation, we will need a clean examination room.
Most consultations require 45 minutes.
Because it is helpful to have a concise, written history and pertinent diagnostic test results, please complete our Veterinarian Referral Form.
Day of Surgery
We must have a clean surgery suite in order to minimize the risk of post-operative infections. Our experience thus far has been excellent! The overwhelming majority of hospitals in which we have operated has well-maintained and appropriately clean operating rooms.
On the day of surgery, most patients should have been fasted following the previous day’s evening meal. There are exceptions to this rule. When in doubt, please feel free to ask us.
We will need a person from the host hospital to draw up all medications and make the necessary entries in the drug logs.
We will need a person from the host hospital to help with radiographs. We are very happy to help position patients and will do so. Owing to the substantial variability in radiography systems, all remaining responsibilities rest upon the shoulders of the host hospital.
Virtually every patient anesthetized for the procedures we perform must be on intravenous fluids prior to and during anesthesia. We have found that in most instances it is far more efficient if the staff from the host hospital places the intravenous catheter and begins fluid therapy prior to our arrival.