Surgeries are usually done in the morning. If your cat or dog is scheduled for surgery, it is important that he or she has not eaten that morning. We advise to keep your pet vastende from 6:00 pm the day before. This prevents vomitting during induction. Your pet is allowed to drink water.
Keep your cat indoors the night before your appointment, so he or she cannot take a midnight snack outside.
Birds, rodents and rabbits do not have to be fastened before surgery.
Bringing in your pet
You are supposed to bring in your pet for surgery at 9:00 am. If, for any reason, you are unable to come, please notify reception 24h beforehand.
Your dog will appreciate if he has had his morning walk before being brought in (and so will we ;). Your pet is hospitalized here in a comfortable cage. Cats and dogs have separate rooms, to keep their visit here as low stress as possible.
Your pet will be fully examined by our veterinarians before going under anesthesia. In geriatric pets a pre-anesthetic blood exam is advised. This way we can make changes in our anesthetic protocol, infusion protocol and post-operative medication if necessary.
Every sedation and general anesthesia includes a risk. Especially with elective procedures in otherwise healthy pets, this risk is very small. If you have questions or concerns about your pets risk when undergoing surgery or dental treatment, both assistants and veterinarians will be at your service.
Please be reachable
We find it incredibly important that you can be reached by phone, when your pet is here, in case we require further information regarding the health of your pet.
It is advised to stay at home with your pet after you've picked him up again, the day of the surgery. If necessary your pet can stay with us longer for post-operative observation, if you are not available to do so for any reason.
The surgeries are done in our surgical theatre. All animals are monitored with ECG and capnography. We work with volatile anesthetics. All patients receive analgesia prior to, during and after the surgery.
After the surgery, your pet stays with us for complete recovery. Cats and dogs are recovered in separate rooms. During recovery we monitor your pets temperature closely and make sure he or she wakes up gently.