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Operations

Operations take place at Borden Lane Veterinary Surgery on all weekdays. We have a wide range of up-to-date surgical equipment and use the safest anaesthetic drugs available to minimise the risk and allow your pet to wake up sooner.

When your pet has been booked in for a surgical procedure, you will be asked to remove any food items from 8.00pm the night before surgery and remove water first thing in the morning (starving is not required for small pets such as rabbits, birds and rodents etc.). You will be asked to bring your pet into the surgery between 8.30 and 10.00am.

All anaesthetics carry some risk to an individual. Therefore, on bringing your pet to the surgery, our staff will discuss with you whether it is advisable for your pet to have a pre-anaesthetic blood test which allows us to assess your pet’s general health – most importantly checking the liver and kidney function prior to surgery. Alongside the modern anaesthetics this will also help to minimise the risk.

Bringing your pet home

Your pet should be able to be discharged between 3.30 and 5.30pm. This can be confirmed via a telephone call following surgery for peace of mind. A nurse will discharge your pet – discussing the operation with you and advising on any follow up treatment if necessary.