July 20, 2017

Phone: 770-455-1011

Pre-Op Instructions

cat yellowPlease read this important information about your pet’s upcoming surgery!

  • Please make sure that your pet does not eat after 10:00 pm the night before surgery.  Water is ok after 10:00 but no water the morning of surgery.
  •  Surgery Check-In begins promptly at 7:30am (Mondayy-Friday) OR 8:00am (Monday and Thursday for routine dentals at the Vaccine Clinic location). Please be on time and plan to spend about 20-25 minutes checking in.
  • We do not accept personal checks. We do accept cash, credit, or debit cards and payment is due in full at pick-up.  If you need an estimate for your surgical procedue we can provide one for you at the time of drop-off.
  • You have paid a $25 deposit to hold this surgery appointment. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE but will be applied towards your final surgery bill. If you need to reschedule your appointment, you must do so within one week of the appointment date or you will lose your deposit. You will then be required to leave another deposit to reschedule your surgery. This policy is non-negotiable. We will call you to confirm your appointment several days in advance.
  • You must bring proof of rabies vaccination with you to your surgery appointment. If you do not have proof of vaccination, or if your pet is not current, we will administer a rabies vaccine for $13.25.  We also offer a full range of other wellness services and vaccines that can be done at the time of surgery such as heartworm testing, combo testing, heartworm prevention, flea prevention, microchipping, other vaccinations, etc.  We will go over all “extras” at the time of check-in.
  • Pick up time is generally between 2:30 and 7:00 pm on the day of surgery.  A technician will call you after your pet’s surgery to give you an update and a pick up time.  If you are unable to come at that specific time, you must pick up your pet before 7pm. We do not board anyone overnight.
  •  Important for SPAY (female) appointments: If we find your pet is obese, pregnant, or in heat, there will be an additional $10-$50 charge for your surgery. You may be unaware that your pet is in heat, or pregnant, or obese. These conditions are identified by the surgeon performing the procedure and the additional charges are non-negotiable.
  • If your pet is over the age of 7 years, an IV catheter and preanesthetic bloodwork are REQUIRED prior to surgery (prices will be discussed during drop off).  IV fluid administration during the surgical procedure may also be required for pets over 7 years of age. If your pet is under the age of 7, these are not required but are always recommended safety procedures.  You will have the option to add and IV catheter and pre-operative bloodwork as an extra safety precaution at the time of drop-off .
  • Please make sure that you prepare directions prior to coming to Wellpet Humane.  A link for directions is provided on our website.  We will not be able to provide directions by phone the morning of the surgery.

We look forward to seeing your pet soon!