We are proud to announce the addition or our digital x-ray machine and dental x-ray machine!!! We are also able to perform EKG's which are sent out for results after the test is performed.
Surgical patients with a scheduled appointment should be admitted between 8:00am and 9:00am on the scheduled day of surgery. You may make arrangements with one of our receptionists to board your pet the night before surgery at no additional charge. (Mondays do NOT apply since we do NOT have Sunday hours).
Any pet that will be undergoing an anesthetic procedure must be fasted with no food or water prior to admission after 10:00pm the night before.
Pets requiring certain blood testing should also be fasted before testing. Please call us if you are unsure whether you should fast your pet.
Surgery Admission Time is 8:00 to 9:00 AM. Your pet's surgery is not significantly different than a surgery performed on a human. Your pet may experience the same recovery symptoms and surgical concerns as in human medicine.
When preparing for a SURGICAL PROCEDURE…
Generally, DO NOT give your pet any food OR water after 10 PM on the night prior to the procedure.
These guidelines do NOT hold true for all animals (for example, rabbits, or geriatric and diabetic patients) or for all procedures (for example, endoscopy requires additional fasting.) The receptionist will go over the specific instructions with you when you schedule your appointment.
If you have questions DO NOT hesitate to call (717) 652-5923.
Surgery admission time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the day of the procedure. If your pet will be having any non-surgical procedure(s), the admission time is the same.
What should you expect at Admission Time -- more than just "dropping off" your pet?
You will sign and verify the surgical estimate
You will sign the consent for surgery and leave contact information
On surgical estimates that involve hospitalization, a deposit may be required at drop-off time.
Your pet's nails will be trimmed if time permits.
Please Note - If our admission time does not suite your work schedule, let our receptionists know when you are scheduling your appointment. We allow you to bring your pet in the night before the surgery at no additional charge to you.
You will be informed of your pet's pick-up time upon drop off, but generally it will be between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on the pick-up day. After a thorough examination of your pet's problem, the veterinarian may prescribe a surgical procedure as a way to insure your pet’s wellness, if the general condition will allow the safety of your pet during surgery. Following a comprehensive physical examination, your pet will be admitted to the hospital and will be given a pre-operation sedative to insure that he or she relaxes prior to anesthesia. Today, veterinary surgery is done under strict conditions to minimize the chances of a bacterial infection. All instruments and materials needed for surgery are sterilized, the doctor will scrub his or hers hands and wear sterilized surgical gloves, mask, and gown to avoid postoperative infection. After the surgery, your pet will receive pain relief medication to insure a better, pain free recovery and we will provide you with a detailed progress report along with the post-operative instructions.