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Admissions and Inpatients

E.C. Straiton & Partners' complete health care for all types of companion animal

It is important that our advice is followed to help ensure surgical procedures go ahead whilst minimizing any risks or concerns. If you have any questions at all regarding your pet’s care please do contact the surgery.

Prior to surgery:

  • Cats, dogs and ferrets should be starved from 8pm the night before the procedure. Water can be left down and taken up the morning of the operation.
     
  • Rabbits and ‘small furries’ should have food and water left down at all times.
     
  • On the day of the surgery please make sure your pet is at the clinic between 7.30am and 8.00am for admission by a nurse.
     
  • If your pet is on medication please ensure you follow the instructions provided by the vet at the pre-anaesthetic check.
     
  • Please make sure your pet has been to the toilet prior to admission.
     
  • Please do not leave your own lead and make sure any pet carriers are clearly named to avoid any property being misplaced.
     

Following the operation:

  • We ask owners to phone at lunchtime to enquire what time their pet can go home but usually any time after 2pm is common.
     
  • You will be given full discharge instructions by a nurse on collection, but expect your pet to drowsy following the anaesthetic.
     
  • Pets are required to return 10-14 days later for the stitches to be removed with a nurse.
     

Inpatients

Whilst under our care a qualified veterinary nurse will be supervising your pet 24/7, with assistance from student veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants. This team of caring professionals provide round the clock monitoring, care and attention fro all of our inpatients. 

Ward rounds are between 8:30 and 9:00am when your pet will be checked and a treatment plan for the day will be decided. A nurse or your treating vet will call with an update following this.
 

Visiting your pet

If you would like to visit your pet in the hospital please call in advance and speak to one of the staff, visiting hours are generally:

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 11:00, 14:00- 16:00, 17:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 11:00, 14:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 11:00

News

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23rd May
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