For all procedures not already hospitalised, it is necessary that we have a consultation with yourself and your pet prior to the surgery, so we can ascertain the necessity and extent of the surgery being proposed. We may like to include blood tests in this initial consultation, as it will give us important information about the internal health of your pet.
Following most procedures, it is recommended that your pet’s mobility be restricted. This is because moving too much can place stress on stitches, whether they be internal or external. Sometimes we place a bandage over the sutures, and other times your pet may be issued a ‘Buster Collar’ or ‘Elizabethan Collar’ to prevent them from licking at the surgery site. All surgeries will have pain relief at the time of surgery and most will go home with some also; it is important that any medications are given strictly according to the vet or nurse’s instructions. All surgeries will have a discharge appointment with a nurse or a vet, at which time we will go through any post-surgical instructions with you and a recheck appointment will be made. If there is ever a time when you feel unsure about your pet’s care, please let us know.
If you have any further questions about the services we offer or would like a second opinion, please don’t hesitate to call us.