Your pet’s in good hands.
We have a fully equipped modern operating suite in our hospital where we carry out major surgical procedures.
Elective surgery is booked in advance. Animals are usually admitted by appointment between 7.30 am and 8.30 am Monday to Friday or by arrangement.
We advise that our day stay patients do not have any food from 10 pm the night before, but access to water is needed.
All of our surgery patients receive a pre-anesthetic blood test to assess the kidneys, measure the red blood cells and assess hydration status.
All patients have a checkup before giving any premedications.
They are then placed on IV fluids for the length of the procedure. All of our patients receive these as well as pain relief and antibiotics as appropriate. These are not an optional extra; they are part of our duty of care to all patients.
During anesthesia, respiration, oxygen, and carbon dioxide levels, heart rate and blood pressure are monitored continuously to help ensure the safety of your pet.
After the procedure – all patients are moved into recovery in the main room of the hospital so that they can be closely monitored by our team. And when they are awake enough, they will be moved to either the Dog Ward or Cat Ward, to recover without excessive noise or stress.
Discharge from hospital varies, as it all is dependent on your pet’s recovery. But as soon as the procedure is complete, a team member will contact you with an update and book a discharge at an appropriate time.
You are welcome to visit your pet in the hospital to discuss treatment and progress.
We treat you and your pets as family.
If you need immediate assistance, our contact information is below.