Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic

Appointments and Surgery

Appointments

First-time clients should fill out this client registration form.

Some questions we may ask at Drop-off for Surgery:

Has your pet ever had seizures, problems with medications, vaccines or anesthesia?
Has your pet been in heat or shown signs of pregnancy?
Has your pet had abnormal urination, sneezing or coughing, poor appetite, itchy skin, vomiting or diarrhea?
We may ask about the usage of flea or tick product, heartworm prevention, and medications.

Drop-off the day of surgery:

If you are bringing your pet in the day of surgery you must drop them off in the morning between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Bring in any medications that the pet is receiving

Your pet should not be given anything to eat after 8:00 PM the night prior to surgery. Water is okay. (If your pet is less than 6 months old, call for alternative instructions

Your pet will most likely stay with us overnight, except for cat declaws, which we keep two nights. (Some dog surgeries and dentistries may go home that evening)

Drop-off the night before surgery:

If you are bringing your pet in the night before surgery you must drop them off that evening between 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Surgery will be done the next day. Bring in any medications that the pet is receiving.

When you drop-off your pet off the night before surgery your pet will stay with us two nights. Cat declaws will need to stay with us three nights. (Some dog surgeries and dentistries may go home that evening)

Drop-off the night before does not apply if your pet's surgery is scheduled on Monday.

Special Note for Cats Who Are Being Declawed:

Use newspaper strips or paper-based pellets in the litter box for one week before surgery to make sure the cats will use newspaper strips or pellets after surgery. Once they have used the paper litter, you may switch back to regular litter until after their surgery. They will have to use the paper strips or pellets for two weeks after their surgery.

Feral cats trapped for spay/neuter and release:

No food containers should be left within the trap. Containers, paper plates or cans of cat food get in the way of injecting the cat in the anesthetic process. The proper way to to trap a cat using food is to put the food (usually moist canned food) on a paper plate under the trap, allowing the food to squish up into the trap to lure the cat. Then, when the trap is lifted for transport, there is no messy food or dish material left in the trap to spoil or injure the cat or get in the way of injecting or calculating the weight of the cat.

All traps must be labeled with their weight with indelible marker. We need to have this weight so we can accurately calculate the weight of the cat so that we can give them the proper anesthetic dose.

All trapped cats should be accompanied by an adequately-sized plastic cat carrier for the cat to recover in after the anesthetic procedure is over.

All cats need to be picked up the evening of their procedure unless otherwise directed by a staff member. Once the cat is awake we can not handle them, which means we can not clean up after they urinate or defecate in the cage nor give them food and water.

Thank you.