Surgery: Tell Us Where It Hurts

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At Caring Hearts Animal Clinic our top priority is creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere from pre-surgical consultation through to post-surgical recovery for our patients and their families.

Pre-Anesthesia Blood Work

Prior to any anesthesia, blood work is completed to ensure that the liver and kidneys are healthy enough to tolerate the anesthetic. Blood work can identify conditions that could cause complications if left untreated. We use the results in customizing your pet's anesthesia and pain management protocol.

Pre- and Post-Surgical Pain Management

Caring Hearts Animal Clinic does not want any pet to suffer at any time. We will work to create a pain management protocol specific to your pet. You need to know how to care for your pet, so we will review any and all medications, treatments, and the restrictions on activity included in your pet's pain management plan.

Important Before-Surgery Instructions

  • Pick up your pet's food at around 8 p.m. the night before surgery
  • Your pet can have water before surgery
  • Check-in is between 7 AM and 8 AM the morning of the procedure
  • Make sure and let our staff know about any medications your pet has been given 24 hours prior to surgery