Animals must be in good overall health.
If your pet is showing any signs of illness such as coughing, sneezing, runny eyes or diarrhea he or she will be declined for surgery. See your regular veterinarian for care first, and then re-schedule surgery when your pet is healthy.
Our veterinarians highly recommend that your pet be vaccinated for distemper (dogs & cats) and kennel cough (dogs) two weeks prior to surgery. Your animal will be around a lot of other animals and could be exposed to something (just like when you send your kids to school). It takes two weeks for a vaccination to become fully effective. We can administer vaccines on the day of surgery, but they are not guaranteed to protect animals while they are here with other animals in our clinic. This is a recommendation, not a requirement.
Kittens and puppies must be 8 weeks of age AND weigh at least 2 pounds. Adult pets must be under 8 years old for service. For animals 6 and 7 years of age, we require pre-surgical blood tests to include full chemistry profile, CBC and urinalysis. These blood tests let us know how well your pet’s liver and kidneys are functioning. You can have this done at any full service veterinary office and have the results faxed to us. This is a service we can provide.