- Your cat will need to be fasted the morning of the procedure. Water does not need to be restricted.
- Please bring all your cat's medications with you.
- It would be great for you to bring food from home to help encourage them to eat if they are likely to stay in the hospital for a few days.
- If you wish to bring an item from home that hasfamiliar scents on, this is encouraged, however please note, sometimes items make their way into the vortex of the laundry and while we make every effort to ensure items aren't lost we cannot guarantee it! So please, no family heirlooms!
- Our reception staff will ask you to sign a consent form and ensure that we have all the relevant contact details for you throughout the day.
- Your surgeon or feline clinician will discuss the procedure with you in detail and advise you when the procedure will be likely to take place.
- Due to the nature of some illnesses, if emergency patients present then the surgical list may need to be altered. We will send you an SMS when your cat's procedure is about to start.
- Your surgeon or feline clinician contact you as soon as possible once the procedure is completed.
Our surgical suites are purpose built and are maintained under the highest of standards for maintaining sterility.
With surgery comes anaesthesia and understandably many cat owners may be concerned about this. Anaesthesia risks are minimised with proper planning before the procedure, careful and detailed monitoring during the procedure and diligent aftercare.
Our staff are highly trained and lecture throughout Australia and overseas. If required, specialist anaesthetists are on staff and can also be organised for high risk patients or procedures.
Most patients having surgical procedures remain hospitalised for 24-48 hours after the procedure to ensure they receive sufficient pain relief.
Your cat will be cared for in our cat only ward with our dedicated feline nurses or in the Pet Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
We will give you daily updates during their stay and you are welcome to visit. Please book a time with our reception and we will ensure patient treatment times are changed to fit around this.
All cats prefer to be at home. As soon as we are confidant your cat is ready for discharge we will contact you to organise a collection time and provide you with discharge notes and instructions.