Surgical Information Packet

Dear Client,


Your pet has been scheduled for an upcoming surgery. We have put together this packet to make surgery day as stress-free as possible.

You will find the following information enclosed:

  1. Anesthesia Consent Form

  2. Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing Information Form

  3. Surgical Information Form

Please carefully read all the enclosed information. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (405) 463-0600. On the day of your pet’s surgery, we require you to review and sign an Estimate Form which is not included in this packet.

The night before your pet’s surgery, do the following:

  1. Withhold all food and treats after his/her evening meal.

  2. Withhold water after midnight unless instructed by the Veterinarian.

  3. If your pet is currently on any medications, vitamins, or supplements, withhold the morning doses unless instructed by the Veterinarian.

Please plan for your pet to be dropped off on the morning of surgery by 8:00 a.m. If you are a new client or an existing client with a new pet, a pre-surgical visit must have been completed. At the time of drop off, have all consent forms completed.

You are welcome to check on your pet’s status anytime. We request that you allow plenty of time for your pet’s procedure to be completed. Typically, your pet will be here most of the day. Once your pet is in recovery, we will send a text message letting you know the pickup time. Upon arrival, the receptionist will bill you out and a Veterinary Nurse will go over all discharge instructions verbally and provide a written copy as well.

We hope surgery day will be a pleasant experience. Our team knows surgery can be an anxious time and we are always available to answer any questions. We look forward to taking care of you and your pet.

I acknowledge that I am responsible for payment in full for the procedures and treatments at the time my pet is discharged.


Of utmost importance is the well-being of your pet. Before anesthesia, we routinely perform a pre-anesthetic assessment and a pre-anesthetic blood profile at no additional cost.

The pre-anesthetic blood profile helps to mitigate anesthetic and surgical complications. These tests are performed by collecting a small amount of blood, less than a teaspoon, and running tests in house. The tests that will be performed are as follows:

  1. CBC (complete blood count) - Adequate red blood cells and platelets help with proper oxygenations and clotting.

  2. Biochemical test - normal glucose, bun, creatinine, alkp, tp, Na, K, Cl are an assessment of adequate energy and healthy kidneys, liver, and heart.

For canine patients, a negative heartworm and tick-borne disease test (Idexx Lab 4dx) within 12 months of anesthesia and surgery is recommended but not required.

For feline patients, a negative heartworm, leukemia, and immunodeficiency test (Idexx Triple) within 12 months of anesthesia and surgery is recommended but not required.

If you choose to have an Idexx Lab 4dx or Idexx Triple test completed, it will have to be done 48 before surgery day, and there will be an additional cost ($50-$70)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.


We use a combination of pre-anesthetic, induction, and anesthetic medications that are safe for your pet. Most of the medications we use are the same that are used in human medicine and surgery.

For most procedures, you pet is placed under general anesthesia which includes the following:

  1. Intravenous catheter is placed in the front leg vein (Cephalic V.).

  2. Intravenous fluids are administered during the entire procedure.

  3. Intubation of the airway and administration of oxygen and isoflurane/sevoflurane.

  4. Vitals monitoring (pulse, oxygen saturation, and ECG) during the entire procedure.

  5. Pain management pre-op, intra-op, and post-op.

Although we take all the precautions necessary and use the safest medications available, it is important to understand that there is always a risk of anesthetic and surgical complications. We do our best to minimize these risks and avoid potential problems by performing a pre-anesthetic assessment, pre-anesthetic blood work, and the above-mentioned protocol.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


As with any procedure requiring general and/or local anesthesia, there are certain risks that serious complications or even death may result. To minimize the risk of such occurrences, we mandate baseline bloodwork be performed to assure proper organ function, clotting ability, detect anemia or infection, baseline for future reference. The pre-anesthetic blood profile is a more sensitive indicator of disease than the physical exam. Additionally, white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets can change within hours due to acute infectious diseases. Abnormal glucose levels can increase anesthetic risk and differ markedly between fasted and non-fasted samples, breeds, age, and sick and healthy patients. Evaluating electrolytes, hematocrit and total protein in fasted patients is essential for monitoring during anesthesia, minimizing the risk of arrhythmias and hypotension, and facilitating patient recovery.

As the owner of the above pet, I certify that I am over the age of 18; and I authorize the staff of this hospital to perform the procedure(s) listed above, as well as those deemed necessary to treat life-threatening emergencies. As with all anesthetics, treatment, and/or surgical procedures, I understand there are risks inherent in these services. I acknowledge that staff members at this practice have explained the procedures to me, answered questions to my satisfaction and cannot be held responsible for any unforeseeable results. Further, I understand that I am financially responsible for all costs incurred during this surgery, treatment, and hospitalization.

While I accept that all procedures will be performed to the best of the abilities of the staff at this facility, I understand that veterinary medicine is not an exact science and that no guarantees have been made regarding the outcome of this/these procedures. I have read and understand the nature of the above procedures and accept the specific terms and conditions set forth herein.

Should unexpected life-saving emergency care be required I would like the hospital staff to attempt the following life saving measures (select one):
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