| Dr Lise De Clerck | English,
Surgery can be a worrying time. To make sure the intervention takes place in the best conditions, we give you a procedure to follow:
One last meal is allowed at the end of the afternoon, the day before surgery. You can leave a small bowl of water for overnight.
Clinical examination and pre-anaesthesia blood test
We make sure that your furry friend is in good health before proceeding the surgery, this means we make a health check by clinical examination and a blood sample (where required) to ensure a correct functioning of organs that eliminate aesthetic molecules, such as liver and kidneys. However, zero risk does not exist. Anaesthetic procedures will therefore be adapted for the most fragile animals and extra vigilance will be ensured. The clinic is equipped with a gas anaesthesia device, essential for some animal breeds such as bulldogs of Persians.
We work in a sterile operating theatre and strictly apply the rules of surgical hygiene. We use advanced pain management techniques during and after operation to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible.
Your pet will stay at the clinic until he is awake and able to walk. It is indeed a delicate step, during which it is important that your companion is kept under strict supervision. Specific boxes, within sight, are reserved for animals waking up from surgery.
When your companion is in recovery, we will keep you informed with a progress report and a discharge appointment, we will ask you to come down at an arranged time, where one of the vets or nurses will go through the discharge instructions and then it’s time to go home!