What to expect when you bring your pet for a dental…..

The night before your pets’ surgery you need to put away their food and water when you go to bed or no later than midnight. Any time your pet is scheduled for anesthesia, fasting will be required. Please have your pet here the morning of surgery between 7:00-9:00.

When you arrive you will be greeted by the receptionist. They will check you in and get a weight on your pet. An assistant will come to bring your pet to the back. While here your pet will have a yellow neck band and a card on the kennel for identification. Also, any pet dropped off will receive a Cap Star. Cap Star is a flea preventative that starts working quickly and protects your pet for 24 hours. Once you are checked in it will be about a 15 minute wait for a technician to call you into a room. During this time they will discuss the procedure and estimated cost, have you sign an anesthesia release form, and answer any questions you might have. Dental scales are usually performed between 11:00-1:00. However, depending on the schedule it may be a little later in the afternoon. After the dental scale, your pet will be kept in the treatment area and monitored closely for any complications. A technician or doctor will give you a call to update you on how your pet is doing and when they will be ready to go home. Typically these patients can go home on the same day around 4:00 PM. Pets are taken out individually to our secure fenced in yards at 8:00, 11:00, and 4:00. When you come to pick up your pet you will need to see the receptionist to make your payment for the visit. Then the receptionist will have an assistant bring your pet to the lobby. The assistant will be more than happy to help with taking your pet to the vehicle.

Please make sure ALL pets are on a leash or in a carrier.