March Animal Hospital
Monday: 7:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sometimes surgery is inevitable. The doctors and staff at March Animal Hospital take every precaution possible during all surgical procedures. Our state of the art surgical suite provides us with advanced anesthesthetic monitoring.
All animals are required to be current on vaccinations.
Dogs: Rabies, Distemper, Canine Influenza, Bordetella, and a negative stool sample.
Cats: Rabies, Distemper, and a negative stool sample.
Is the Anesthetic Safe?
Today's anesthetics monitoring systems have made surgery much safer than in the past. A healthy appearing pet may be hiding symptoms of a disease or ailment. For example a pet can lose up to 75% of kidney function before showing signs of illness. Testing helps us evaluate your pet's health up front, so we can avoid problems while under anesthesia.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing
Pre-anesthetic blood testing and exams are required. We prefer the test and exam to be performed at least 7 days before the scheduled surgery date. Blood tests prior to anesthesia and surgery allow us to assess internal organ function to help reduce anesthetic risks. Internal organ abnormalities can not always be picked up on physical examination.
No food or treats after the evening before surgery (except for rabbits)
Water is okay up until the time of drop off
Bring pet into the hospital between and on the morning of the procedure
Upon arrival, you will be going over consent forms with a technician. They will also be able to help answer any questions you may have.
Preparation for Surgery
Once admitted, your pet will undergo a physical examination and be administered a pre-anesthetic medication to help with sedatation. After that, they will be prepped for an intravenous catheter. Once the catheter is in place, we are able to induce for the procedure and connect to all monitoring systems.
Important monitoring of your pet's heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and oxygen levels will occur throughout the procedure and during recovery.
Post Surgical Aftercare
After surgery, pets are moved into a comfortable cage with where they are closely supervised as they recover. The veterinarian and technicians observe your pet's vital signs closely.
What can I Expect When I Take my Pet Home
A release appointment will be scheduled to ensure that there is an adequate amount of time to go over after-care instructions and answer any questions you may have. Your pet may still be groggy or sleepy when you get him or her home and it is important to be kept quiet and comfortable. Do not allow children or other pets excite them.