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Pre Op Information

Please do not allow access to food after midnight prior to the surgery day. The water bowl may be left out until you wake up in the morning, but should be removed at that time.

The receptionist will ask you to arrive at a specific time to check-in and complete the required admission forms. Please do not bring bedding or toys with you unless you have been instructed to do so. We provide a comfortable post-operative recovery space for your pet and including items brought from home could potentially be dangerous as your pet recovers from anesthesia. Most of our surgical pets spend at least one night in the hospital after surgery, but some do go home the same day. Post-operative discussion will include discharge expectations.

Festival Veterinary Clinic requires pre-anesthetic blood screening for all pets. Your pet’s body processes surgical anesthesia through the liver and/or kidneys. This screening blood work is the only way to detect any problems that could alter your pet’s anesthetic metabolism.

It is very important that we be able to reach you at any time during the day so that the Veterinary or Assistant can reach you when your pet’s surgery has been completed for any questions during the hospitalization. If you will not be available by phone on the day of surgery please bring with you the phone number(s) of someone who can make decisions for you and your pet.

For the protections of all of our pets the following vaccinations must be up to date:

  • Dogs – Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella, Canine Influenza
  • Cats – Rabies, FVRCP

If vaccinations are not up to date, specific permissions from the Veterinarian must be obtained prior to scheduling and surgical procedure.

If you have difficulties keeping your scheduled appointment, kindly give us at least 24 hours notice.

Festival Veterinary Clinic 5 Bel Air South Parkway #1433, Bel Air, Maryland 21015

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