Bone, Joint and Spine Clinic
Providing Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery for Dogs and Cats
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Pre-operative plan

Once an orthopedic surgery appointment has been made,there are two things to do. First, obtain copies of any radiographs, labwork or previous treatments from your primary care veterinarian. It is not a problem if these are unavailable, but bring what you have. This will reduce duplication of effort and expense. Second, withhold food after midnight the evening before the consultation. Water and prescription medications are to be given routinely. Thus, if surgery is done following the consultation, anesthesia will be safer.

Learn more about our Post-Operative Plan