Your pet has been scheduled for an upcoming surgery in the near future. In our attempt to assist clients, we have put together this packet to make surgery day as easy and stress-free as possible. In addition to this letter, you will find that the following information has been enclosed:
- Anesthesia Consent Form (Bring in Day of Surgery)
- Elective Services Form (Bring in Day of Surgery)
Please read all the enclosed information carefully. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 316-722-1085.
On your pets’ surgery day, we require you to review and sign an Authorization/Estimate Form, which allows you to choose optional services.
We require a phone number(s) where you can be reached surgery day.
Failure to be reached on the day of the procedure may result in postponement of the surgery.
The night before your pet’s surgery...
- Withhold all food and treats after midnight.
- Water may be left down after this time period but in small amounts.
- If you are currently administering any medications, vitamins and/or injections,
- Withhold the morning doses unless otherwise instructed by the doctor.
Please make arrangements for your pet to be dropped off on the morning of scheduled surgery between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. unless, other arrangements have been made in advance.
All clients are required to have a pre-surgical visit and personal check-in time the morning of procedure to answer any final questions and verify procedures being performed. At time of drop off, our team will be happy to answer any questions/concerns and collect the enclosed/completed Authorization Form. At this time, we will also be able to give you an idea when your pet may be done with surgery and you should expect a follow up call from our office to report on the status of your pet.
If any questions arise, the doctor may contact you at the number on the Authorization Form. You are welcome to check up on your pet’s status, however, we request that you allow plenty of time for your pet’s procedure to be done. The attending technician will call you when your pet is out of surgery and in recovery. At this time, they will also set up a discharge appointment for you to pick up your pet later in the afternoon. Typically, these appointments begin at 3:00pm and after.
When you arrive to take your pet home, the receptionist will take care of financial obligations with you first and then notify the technician to go over all discharge orders verbally and give you a written copy. At this time, any medications prescribed will be reviewed. If you do not understand any instructions, please do not hesitate to ask them to go over them one more time.
We hope surgery day will be a pleasant experience. Remember, our team knows surgery can be an anxious time and we are always available to answer any and all questions concerning the upcoming procedure.
We look forward to serving you and your pet on the upcoming surgery day and years to come!