Having your pet admitted to the Practice for either a routine procedure or for hospitalisation can be very stressful, but we aim to make this period as comfortable and stress free as possible for both the pet and owner.
Pre-anaesthetic and Sedation.
Starve from midnight the previous night. Rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals should not be starved. Allow free access to water. Admissions are between 8.30-10.30am, depending upon your allocated appointment time.
If you have any concerns, please discuss them with the Vet/Nurse at this appointment.
On Admission, you will need to sign a Consent Form (you will need to be at least 18 years of age to do this).
Depending on the age of your pet and the reason for admission, a pre anaesthetic blood test and intravenous fluids may be recommended.
Please leave a contact number that you will be available on.
If your pet is admitted for hospitalisation, owners can visit by arrangement and we will keep you updated during the day.
Most surgical cases and investigations are treated as day patients, so that they can return home the same day.
If your pet needs overnight care, as we do not have staff in the building, we may suggest your pet goes to VetsNow for overnight monitoring, but we will always discuss this with you first.
Anaesthesia and pain management is tailored for each patient, based on anticipated level of need. Your pet may go home with follow up oral pain medication to ensure comfort during recovery but, if you have any concerns, please discuss them with us.