Along with providing the highest level of care, Overlook Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to helping manage costs for our clients. We manage patient care in a way that avoids unnecessary testing and treatments. If you elect to pursue the procedures recommended by the doctor, your pet will receive a surgical appointment date and time. Patients are requested to be dropped off between 7:30 am and 8:00 am and can be discharged between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm the same day of admission. You will be contacted following completion of your pet’s surgery and at that time you will be assigned a pick-up time.
Surgical Best Practices for Your Pet:
Our surgical center is fully equipped to provide the best possible veterinary care for your dog or cat. We follow industry best practices to ensure your pet’s safety during surgery, including:
- The use of appropriate anesthesia and pain control medication
- Intraoperative monitoring of vital signs during surgery
- IV Catheterization
- Administration of intravenous fluids during surgery to keep your pet hydrated and ensure proper kidney function (if needed)
- Preoperative surgical blood work (Recommended for all surgery patients but required for surgery patients ages 7 and over)
What You Should Know Pre and Post Surgery
Prior to your pet’s scheduled surgery, we will provide you with instructions to follow to ensure your pet’s safety during the procedure. You can download the list here or view the instructions on our video page. We only do outpatient surgeries, meaning that your pet will be going home with you at the end of the scheduled surgery day. Before your pet is discharged, a staff member will provide you with detailed information about the surgery and post-op care.
We understand that a surgery can be a stressful time for you and your pet, and we will do our best to reassure you through the process.