Additional Surgical Information
All pets dropped off for surgery must be current on vaccinations. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, your pet will be updated at your expense.
Please read the following information outlined below and choose YES or NO for EACH choice.
Performing bloodwork prior to using anesthesia provides invaluable information about the health and functioning of your pet’s internal organs and how well your pet can metabolize anesthesia. Red and white blood cells provide information regarding oxygen-carrying ability and how well your pet can fight infection. Platelet counts indicate how effectively your pet is able to stop bleeding.
This identification system will be registered with a national database to identify your pet in the event that it is lost.
To determine what type of growth we removed, and the likelihood of it spreading or returning, sending the growth to the lab for further investigation is often helpful. If you aren't sure whether you should elect to send the growth out for biopsy, leaving it to the doctor's preference may be the best option. Results for biopsy generally take 4-7 days, depending on which day it is received. All bladder stones are sent to the lab for analysis.
In the unlikely event that your pet arrests during the anesthetic procedure listed above, what would your preference be:
I understand that any time anesthesia is used, a certain amount of risk is involved. I understand there is a pre-anesthetic test (Bloodwork) that may decrease the risks associated with anesthesia. I understand the increased risk of complications as a result of not performing this test before anesthesia. I hereby authorize and direct the veterinarian to perform the procedures and/or additional diagnostic and/or treatment procedures as deemed advisable for my pet. I realize that will perform all procedures and treatments to the very best of their abilities and will use all reasonable precautions to ensure my animal’s health and safety. However, makes no guarantee or warranty regarding the results of treatment or procedure. I will hold harmless (and employees) should my pet injure itself, escape, fail to eat, become ill, or die. I understand that should my pet need extractions during a dental cleaning, those extractions will be performed without contacting me. While it is considered optional, an elizabethan collar (lampshade) is strongly recommended for any pet going home with an incision. If I choose to decline it, Affordable Care Veterinary Clinic is not responsible for any damage my pet does to the incision site. I understand that if my pet is found to have external parasites upon exam, it will be treated at owner’s expense.
Additionally, any pets found to have retained "baby" teeth, they will be extracted at the time of surgery. All pets undergoing anesthesia will receive a complimentary nail trim. I have consented to the above procedures and I agree to pay in full any and all costs incurred involving my pet at the time the services are rendered.
AFFORDABLE CARE VETERINARY CLINIC IS NOT STAFFED FOR 24-HOUR CARE. PETS THAT ARE HOSPITALIZED WILL BE WITHOUT CONSTANT SUPERVISION ONCE THE OFFICE IS CLOSED.