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My pet is having surgery

My pet is having SURGERY - What do I need to know?

Pets scheduled for anaesthesia at RVC are prepared by withholding food, but not water, for a minimum of 6 hours prior to surgery. Your vet will speak to you about any other special treatment that may be required prior to surgery.

You can drop your pet off from 8:00am, we will call you if you request it once surgery has been completed, and give you an indication of the time you can pick your pet up. If you have not pre-arranged a collection time, we will give you a call when your pet is ready to go home.

After surgery care: Each case/procedure requires different after surgery care. Your vet or nurse will speak to you about this when you collect your pet.

 

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