What happens if my pet needs to be admitted for an operation or treatment?

If your pet requires a sedation or general anaesthetic, you will be asked to withhold it’s food on the morning of the procedure. This is to ensure that your pet has an empty stomach and that there is no chance they will regurgitate any food during or after the procedure which could be potentially hazardous.


On the day of the procedure, the veterinary nurse or vet will admit your pet in the morning, discuss the plan for the day and answer any questions that you have. After checking a few details with you including a contact telephone number for that day, you will also be required to sign a consent form.

If a pre-anaesthetic blood screen has been requested, a small sample of blood will be taken and run on the in house blood analyser. The vet will examine the results and if there are any abnormalities will contact you.