Animal Shuttle Service for pets being altered at our clinic now being added at locations near you!
Find out more on our Animal Shuttle page.
We know that your pet is very important to you. A companion, a friend, and in a real sense a member of your family. Our medical team takes every care and precaution to ensure your pet’s experience is as painless and comfortable as possible.
You may wonder, what will happen to your pet after you fill out the admission paperwork. Below is an outline of what your pet can expect:
- Meet one of our vet assistants and say goodbye to parent(s)
- Get weighed
- Get examined by one of our veterinarians
- Receive medication to relax
- Get walked to the surgery room
- Receive shot of anesthesia
- Have abdomen shaved and cleaned for surgery
- Carried to the operating room
- Spay or neuter surgery performed (Spaying is the surgical removal of the reproductive organs of female animals and neutering is the surgical removal of a male animal's testicles)
- After surgery, carried in blanket to the recovery room for rest and observation
- Carried back to kennel to rest
- Have surgical site examined
- Led from kennel (or placed in carrier) to front lobby
- Reunited with parent(s)
For pre and post-surgery instructions go to our Before Surgery and After Surgery pages. For frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.
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Nikki was a patient brought to us by Collar of Hope, one of our partner rescue groups. Follow Nikki as she moves through the surgery process at our clinic.
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