We offer a wide variety of surgeries for your pet such as suturing up wounds, lump/tumor removals, or spays/neuters. We also offer full service dentals.
Usually, the surgeries and dentals we perform have an 8:00-8:30 am drop off time and a 4:00-5:00 pm pick up time and most pets will go home the same day- we do not offer overnight care.
Although rare, If there are circumstances where the pet needs overnight care, the pet will need to be transferred to the emergency clinic of your choice.
Below is a general guideline, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at
Plan to stay a few minutes to sign the estimate, release forms and get checked in.
If you can't stay or need to come before we are open, please let us know in advance and we will accommodate your needs
After your pet's surgery, the doctor will call to let you know how the surgery went and to set up the discharge appointment.
The discharge appointment will usually be with the technician, who will go over post op instructions, medications, treatments, any bandage care and planned recheck appointments. Typically these appointments will be between 4:00-5:30 pm depending on how quickly your pet wakes up from anesthesia.
Please make an appointment when you pick up you pet for the next recheck:
If there is a bandage or protective covering, the next recheck will be between 1-5 days. Bandages or covers absolutely cannot be left on longer than 5 days. Drains, likewise, require removal at the latest 5 days, usually 3 days is ideal.
If there are sutures, they need to be removed at 10-14 days - absorbable sutures do not need to be removed but the incision needs to be checked at 10-14 days to assure healing.
The day following the surgery we will call you to check up on your pet, if there are major concerns we can schedule another recheck appointment.
It is expected for your animal to act lethargic the day of surgery. Your pet should be back to normal or near normal the day after.
When you go home the day of surgery, your pet's stomach may be upset because of the anesthetics we recommend taking away the regular food and water bowls and just offering a small amount of water at first.Then wait 20 minutes and then you can put down the regular bowl of water. Then wait 20 more minutes before offering any food and when you do just give a small amount (approximately 1/4 of what they usually get).
If there is no vomiting or nausea, the rest of the meal can be portioned out in 2-3 three parts and given 15-20 minutes apart.
Please read the directions carefully as far as any medications and call us if any problems or confusion.
If you think your pet is too active after surgery, let us know. We can prescribe sedatives so they stay calm and relaxed while they heal.
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Give us a call at (650) 341-7741 if you have any questions or concerns!