We understand that a visit to your veterinarian can be stressful for some pets. These suggested tips will help make your visit with us as quick and as stress free as possible for both you and your pet. We can't wait to meet you!
Wellness visits are very important for your pet. This is when we make sure your pet is healthy, along with giving you any up to date information on prevention measures to keep your pet healthy. A wellness visit includes your pet's complete examination, any vaccinations that are due, and making sure your pet is free of parasites. If you are able to bring a fresh fecal (poop) sample in for your visit, please do! For every appointment, when you walk in you will be greeted by our friendly staff. If this is your first visit, they will have you fill out our client registration form. The veterinary technician will record your pet's weight, temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate before the doctor starts the physical exam. We will keep you informed of all treatment recommendations and their associated costs throughout the visit.
When your pet is scheduled for surgery, please arrive between 7:30am and 8:00am. Most patients should have food withheld for the 12 hours prior to surgery (water is OK). Plan to spend about 20 minutes with the doctor for a brief physical exam and a discussion of the surgical options for your pet. We will go over all of the ways we can ensure the safety and comfort of your pet during and after surgery.
When the surgery is completed, we will call you and schedule a discharge appointment. When you arrive for the discharge appointment, you will visit the reception staff for payment. Then our technician will go over the post surgical instructions with you. Once all of your questions have been answered, we will bring your pet to you to and help you get to the car.
In the case where your pet needs emergency treatment, we will promptly take your pet to the treatment area. If this is your first visit, the reception staff will have you fill out our client registration form while we assess your pet. As soon as we have information to relay to you on your pets status, we will let you know and present a treatment plan.
The end of one of our pets' lives is always one of the most difficult aspects of pet ownership. We understand this and hope we can help you to know what to expect. We welcome any questions you might have about end of life decisions for your pet.