Common Presurgical Questions

  • Our surgery check-in times are between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the surgery.
  • For your convenience, we also offer check-in the day before surgery, between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm, at no additional cost.
  • For new pets that require a pre-surgical exam, and are checking in the day before, you will need to have a scheduled appointment time to ensure that a doctor will be available.
  • Your pet’s food should be taken away by 8:00 p.m. the night before surgery.
  • Water may be provided throughout the night.
  • Please provide a working phone number that we may reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Know your pet’s current vaccines and medications (including flea/tick/heartworm preventatives and herbal supplements).
  • State any known allergies or special needs.
  • Annual services (such as nail trims, vaccinations, anal gland expressions, and heartworm blood tests) can be performed at the time of surgery.