When you book in for your pet to be neutered the staff will run you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
We ask that you don’t feed your pet from 10pm the night before the operation. This is to ensure that they have an empty stomach to avoid them vomiting under the anaesthetic. You can leave their water down over night but take it away from them when you get up in the morning.
When you come into the vets and check in, the nurse will call you in to admit your pet. They will run through the operation and answer any questions you may have. They will ask if your pet is on any medication and when they last ate. The nurse will then take your pet through to the dog/cat wards where they will settle them in and make sure that they are comfortable. When the vet is ready to start operating they will give the animal a general anaesthetic to make them go to sleep so they are unconscious. The vet will then start operating while the vet nurse monitors their breathing and heart rate.
Once the operation is complete they will take them back to the ward to recover from the anaesthetic. After they wake up the vet or nurse will call you to let you know how everything went and what time you can come and collect them.