Surgery Day - Example Timeline
This is an example timeline - Your hospital's protocol may differ
Contact your hospital if you have any questions
7 AM - 8 AM - Drop off Your Pet
Meet with your nurse, sign consent form, confirm yourpet has fasted and confirm limb to be operated on.
8 AM - 9 AM - Physical Exam
Your pet will have a full physical exam, followed by anesthetic protocol prep and IV catheter placement.
9 AM - 3 PM - Surgery Start
There are several surgeries each day. Your surgeon will contact you at the end of the day with an update.
4 PM - 8 PM - Pet Discharged
Your nurse will review discharge instructions, medications and final bill. Be sure to schedule your follow-up x-rays at this time.
6 AM - Morning After Surgery
Getting into a routine - Get your pet onto a reasonable time schedule for their medications that fits your day. Make sure your pet rests and that you monitor their incision closely.