In some cases our doctors will require your animal to stay with us in the hospital. Each hospitalized patient will be monitored by one of our technicians and examined daily. They will stay inside where it is warm and dry. While your animal may feel more comfortable at home with you, having him or her here allows us to monitor him or her closely and control his or her environment. In critical situations, minutes can make the difference, and having your animal here gives the doctors immediate access to your animal if an emergency should arise. Please feel free to call daily for an update on your animal.
For surgical patients: Your animal will rest quietly in our hospital after his or her surgery. Since the affects of the anesthesia can be felt up to 24 hours after the surgery, your animal will be monitored closely during recovery. In most surgical cases your animal will be able to go home the day after the surgery. At the time of discharge, you will be given instructions as to when your animal should come in for a follow-up exam and suture removal.
For sick patients: Your animal will be monitored by one of our technicians and given his or her medications that have been prescribed. He or she will be kept inside in a warm cage so that he or she can rest quietly until he feels better. A doctor will examine your animal daily to assess his or her progress. At the time of discharge, you will be given instructions as to when your animal should come back in for a follow-up visit.