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  • Your pet should be fasted from 12.00am the night before surgery but water should not be restricted. This does not apply to pets under 6 months or smaller pets such as rabbits or Guinea pigs who should be fed as normal.
  • Cats should be kept indoors overnight. Dogs should be taken out for toileting in the morning but not strenuously exercised.
  •  Your pet will be admitted by appointment between 8am and 9am. To avoid unnecessary waiting please keep to this appointment time.
  • You will be required to sign a consent form which details the procedure, blood test and payment options.
  • Payment in full will be requested when you collect your pet.
  • If the procedure is covered by your insurance, please bring an insurance claim form with you and we can process this form and send it to your insurance company to pay you back. Full payment is still required when you collect your pet.
  • Instructions for post-operative care will be provided by the nurse or vet discharging your pet.

Anaesthetic

It can be a very worrying time when your pet is in hospital for any procedure and the idea of your pet having an anaesthetic can make this even more concerning.

Here at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital we take extra steps to reduce the risks associated with anaesthesia. We continually review our protocols so that every pet we operate on receives the safest possible treatment. Some of the steps we take include:

  • Accurate weighing of patients
  • Pre-anaesthetic blood tests
  • Individual protocols
  •  Anaesthetic monitoring aids
  • Nurse anaesthetists
  • Monitoring of patients 24 hours a day
  • Temperature control

Pre-anaesthetic blood tests

For the health and safety of your pet during its operation, we strongly recommend pre-anaesthetic blood tests.

The equipment in our laboratory allows us to perform blood test and receive rapid results on the day of your pet’s operation.

These tests allow us to check your pet’s vital organs are functioning properly and that the red and white blood cells are within expected levels. This means that we can adjust medications; anaesthetic and fluid support accordingly or decide if it is necessary to cancel the procedure until other treatment is carried out.