pre-surgical instructions

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS

8:15 AM for all animals.   

PLEASE READ & FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS WE SEND TO YOU


We do not check in prior to 8:15 AM.

In order for us to have your pets ready in the afternoon, we must start on time.   If you are late, your pet will be declined.


CATS MUST BE IN A CLEAN CARRIER

Dirty carriers can lead to postop wound infections.  

No Cardboard Boxes 

Your carrier must be labeled with the following information

Your Name 

Your Pet's Name 

Telephone Number

Additional Services You Want:

Rabies and/or FVRCP vaccinations $10 each 

Feline Combo Test  $25 

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS 

No food after midnight  Can have water 

For kittens less than 6 mo old, please feed 1 teaspoon of food on the morning of surgery to help them maintain blood sugar levels.  

 

DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH 

Please bring a piece of paper with the following information

Your Name 

Pet's Name 

Telephone Number 

Additional Services You Want:

Rabies DAPPV Bordetella vaccines $10 each 

Heartworm Antigen Test  $10 

Up to 3 days additional pain meds $5/day

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

No food after midnight  Can have water


You will be given a discharge instruction sheet with pertinent information regarding care and monitoring.   

PLEASE READ IT and SAVE IT!    

SAFE is not responsible for emergency fees! 

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS

The discharge time varies each day and is based on that day's schedule.   


Please note there is a $35 late fee if you are more than 10 minutes late picking your pet up.  This fee is not optional as our costs have increased by having to wait on you.   Make sure you inform anyone else picking up your pet as they will be expected to pay if they are late. 


We will take your payment when you pick your pet up.   

Cash Debit Credit only.   NO CHECKS

We do not accept Care Credit


We will be happy to  answer any questions you may have.


For dogs:  You will be shown the incision site so you will know how it looks at discharge and can recognize any changes.   If your pet has been noted to lick the site, you will be advised to purchase an E-collar or cone of shame to prevent incisional complications.  Our staff will answer any questions you have and provide additional pain medication if you purchased extras at check in.  


For Cats:  Cats are discharged in their carriers for safety reasons.  Please make sure you check the incision site once at home.  


Do not put anything on the incision site.  There are no outward sutures.  They are all internal.   We apply skin adhesive as a barrier for contamination.   DO NOT APPLY ADDITIONAL ADHESIVE IF YOU DETECT A PROBLEM.   


EMERGENCIES:  

SAFE does not have a veterinarian on call for emergencies after hours, only during our scheduled surgical days.   There are emergency numbers listed on your discharge instructions.   SAFE is not responsible for emergency fees!   

THANK YOU

We are thrilled that you have chosen S.A.F.E. for your pet's spay/neuter.   Your decision is the best gift you can give your pet for a healthy lifespan.   And, you have prevented many unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from entering our shelters.   

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT