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Morden Veterinary Clinic offers many surgeries daily. In an attempt to assist clients, we have put together some information to make surgery day as easy and stress-free as possible.
If your pet is scheduled for an upcoming surgery, please read carefully the following information. If you have any questions please feel free to call us.
The night before your pet's surgery....
Withhold all food and treats after 8:00pm
Water may be left down after this time
If you are currently administering any medications, vitamins and/or injections, withhold the morning dose unless otherwise instructed by the doctor.
You are welcome to check up on your pet's status, however, we request that you allow plenty of time for your pet's procedure to be done. Our staff will call you once the procedure is complete, at that time letting you know when your pet will be discharged. When you arrive to take your pet home, the receptionist will help you with your invoice, and the veterinary technician will go over all discharge instructions verbally and give you a written copy. If you do not understand any instructions, please do not hesitate to ask them to go over them one more time.
We hope that surgery day will be a pleasant experience. Remember, our team knows surgery can be an anxious time and we are always available to answer any and all questions concerning the upcoming procedure.
Our greatest concern is the well bring of your pet. We realize surgery and anesthesia are scary for both the owner and the patient and we attempt to make surgery day as safe and comfortable for all involved. The physical examination and blood work done prior to any surgical procedure allows us to best minimize anesthetic and surgical risks and maximize patient safety.
A Pre-Anesthrtic Blood Profile helps to alert our doctors of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes and/or kidney or liver disease that could complicate the procedure. This is an option that we provide for all pets undergoing anesthetic, but note that for pets that are over 8 years of age it is strongly recommended, and in some cases mandatory. This is something that can be discussed with the doctor prior to the surgery.
FeLV/FIV testing is an option for our feline owners. We highly recommend this test be preformed on all feline patients at least once in their lives, especially cats who have been found as strays or that go outside. Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline Aids) are viruses for which no cure exists. Please feel free to ask our staff any questions you many have about Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids.