Surgical Instructions

Dogs and Cats

Surgeries are scheduled Monday through Friday and select Saturdays

Drop off is between 7:00 am and 8:00 am

No food or treats after midnight the night before your pet’s surgical procedure

Access to water is allowed until the car ride to the hospital

Allow for a minimum of 20 minutes for our reception team and surgery nurses to complete the presurgical check in the morning of surgery

If a third-party is dropping off the patient in the place of the owner, the third party MUST be authorized by the owner of the animal undergoing surgery to approve and authorize the procedure and its services on behalf of the owner

More specific instructions may vary pending the procedure your pet is scheduled for; please contact us with any questions


(i.e. rabbits, rats, guinea pig)

DO NOT WITHOLD FOOD OR WATER BEFORE SURGERY.  Ensure your pet is eating and drinking through the night and morning of procedure.

Please bring any hay, fresh vegetables, or pellets that the patient normally eats at home so they can eat throughout the day.

Vaccines Required:


Rabies Vaccine

Distemper Combination with Lepto Vaccination (DHLPPCv)

Bordetella Vaccination

Bivalent Canine Influenza Vaccination

Negative Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal)



Rabies Vaccine

Distemper Combination (FVRCP)

Negative Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal)


**Vaccination requirements for surgery are pending patient’s health and doctor’s discretion**

Cost of Surgical Procedures

The cost associated with surgery varies depending on the type of procedure and the pet’s demographics, such as: age, size, general health, etc.

For a detailed estimate of your pet’s procedure or more information on surgery, please contact our office.

Post Operative Instructions

Following surgery, the surgical staff will monitor your pet until they are fully awake and recovered from anesthesia.  A surgical nurse or doctor will call you following the 

surgery to update you on how it went, expectations and a discharge time.  In most cases, your pet will be discharged the same day as surgery between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm 

depending on surgical volume.  At discharge, post-operative instructions for at-home care will be reviewed with the owner.  Please allow for 15-20 minutes for surgical discharge.