Internal Medicine & Surgery Patients
1. Medical Records
It is very important that our doctor have access to your pet’s previous medical records from your primary veterinarian. These records contain important information such as previous weights and medications, and include
A) Written records
B) Lab tests
Please ensure that you hand carry this information to us, or request that your veterinarian fax these to us prior to your appointment.
2. Fast Your Pet
Many of the diagnostic procedures your pet has been referred for require sedation or anesthesia. Please be sure not to feed your pet for about 8-12 hours prior to your appointment. Small amounts of water a few hours before your appointment is OK.
Bring any medications you have been giving your pet at home with you if at all possible. If your pet may have eaten a poison, try to bring this to us as well. This allows us to be sure what your pet has been receiving at home.
4. We May Need Urine
As we can’t ask your pet for a sample, please try to prevent your dog from urinating just prior to coming in. We will be happy to take him/her for a nice walk after we obtain the sample!