Pre-Op Instructions

Check in/Drop off: To keep our surgery prices affordable, the clinic currently performs a high volume of surgeries each day. To accommodate this volume, it is required that your pet be dropped off for surgery between:
North Orange Animal Hospital: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Jasper Animal Hospital: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Huntington Animal Hospital: 8:00 am - 8:30 am.

Food/Water: The night before your pet's surgery, please remove all access to food and water at 8:00 pm. Please do not feed or water your pet the morning of the surgery.

Rabies Vaccination: Texas State Law requires that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies. If you do not bring a current Rabies certificate for your pet, we will administer a Rabies Vaccination for $15. A RABIES TAG IS NOT PROOF.

Other Vaccinations: It is highly recommended that all pets be up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm testing and fecal screens.

Pre-Surgical Forms: At the time of drop off, a team member will meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. They will also go over our pre-surgery form in detail with you and make recommendations for your individual pet's needs.

Discharge: All pets will be ready for discharge after 4:00 pm. There are no exceptions. Because of the large amount of surgical procedures we perform, you will not be contacted after your pet's surgery unless there are any questions or concerns. Please do not call us during the day to check on your pet.

Post-Op Instructions

Females received an ovariohysterectomy. Unless otherwise noted, there are no sutures to remove. If your female was pregnant or in heat, please keep your pet away from intact males for at least two weeks.

Males received a castration. Unless otherwise notes, there are no sutures to remove. If your male was Cryptorchid (undescended testicle(s)), your pet has two incisions.

Instructions:

1. YOUR PET MUST REMAIN WARM AND INDOORS TONIGHT.

2. Offer your pet food and water when you get home. Do not change your pet's diet at this time and do not give junk food, table scraps, milk or any other people food during the recovery period. (10 (ten) days) This could mask post-surgical complications.

3. Appetite should return within 24 hours of surgery. Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, severe diarrhea or vomiting are not normal and your pet should return for a recheck. Pets may have a slight cough for 1-2 days after surgery or mild diarrhea not more than 24 hours.

4. Check the incision twice daily. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. Do not apply any type of ointment to the incision. Do not allow your your pet to lick or chew at the incision.

5. If there are any questions or concerns please contact us immediately.

6. No running, jumping, playing, swimming or other strenuous activity for 7-10 days. Keep your pet quiet. Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry and warm. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats must be kept indoors.

Jasper & Huntington & North Orange Animal Hospital will treat at a minimal cost any post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-op instruction are followed IN FULL. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, failure to purchase recommended medications, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously vaccinated.