Thank you for choosing Churchview Veterinary Centre for your pet’s surgery/procedure. As they undergoing a general anaesthetic there are few simple instructions to follow before you bring them in.
Please ensure that your pet is not fed anything after 10pm the night before their procedure. Water can be given until 7.30am on the morning of the operation. If there are other pets in the household, please also ensure that no access is given to other pet’s food.
Cats must be kept indoors overnight to ensure that they do not have access to food after 10pm. Please make sure that everyone in the house remembers not to feed the cat, and not to let him/her out of the cat-flap!
Please ensure that you pet has the opportunity to pass urine and faeces before arriving at the surgery.
Please bring dogs in on a suitable lead and well fitting collar, and cats in a secure basket.
You should have been given a time for your pet’s admit appointment – if you are unsure of this please give us a telephone call before the morning of the surgery so that we can confirm this with you.
You will be asked to read and sign a consent form to give permission for the anaesthetic and procedure. If someone else is dropping your pet off for you they can sign on your behalf if you have given permission for them to do so. We are unable to perform procedures without the signed consent of an adult (over 18 years of age).
Please ensure that if your pet is on medication, the person who brings him/her in on the morning of the procedure is able to confirm when the last dose was given, as this may affect the medication given during your pet’s stay.
While your pet is hospitalised with us we will require a contact number for you. Please ensure that you are contactable should we need to get in touch with you while your pet is with us.
Unless otherwise instructed, please contact the surgery at around 2pm at which time we should be able to give you a time for collection. When you pick up your pet, he/she may still be weak and sleepy from the anaesthetic and as such we do not recommend that dogs are walked home, transport should be arranged for them wherever possible.
All post-operative information and instructions will be provided to you when you come in to collect your pet. Post operative check-up appointments can also be booked at this time. It is essential that you are able to bring your pet back in for these checks to ensure that wounds are healing and everything is as it should be after the surgery. These appointments are included in the cost of the procedure.
You will have been given an estimate for your pet’s procedure; it is possible that the actual cost will be lower/higher than this amount depending on unforeseen circumstances and the needs of your pet. Any significant additional costs will be communicated with you before they are implemented.
The balance for your animal’s treatment will need to be settled in full on the day of the procedure, unless other arrangements have already been made with our practice manager.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding your pet’s procedure, please feel free to get in touch with us before hand, or speak to the vet at the admit appointment.