Surgery Overview

At River’s Edge, we provide a wide range of surgical and anesthetic procedures. We regularly schedule spays, neuters, OFA radiographs, lion cuts, dental cleanings and mass removals. Routine surgeries and anesthetic procedures can be scheduled Monday through Friday with any of our highly qualified veterinarians. If you have a specific veterinarian in mind, please let our friendly reception staff know when you are scheduling. Surgery schedules can fill up quickly so please call in advance to schedule.

Often during an emergency it is determined that surgery is recommended. In cases such as these, we offer emergency surgeries 24/7 and will not need to schedule a separate appointment.

Routine Surgeries – What to Expect

Check in: We ask that you bring your pet in for check-in between 7:30-8:30 am the morning of surgery or anytime after 6:00 pm the night before for no additional charge. Please let us know when scheduling if you need to arrive earlier than 7:30 am the day of your pet’s surgery. Surgery/anesthetic check in can take around 20 minutes, so please give yourself enough time for a thorough check in.

Fasting for cats and dogs: If your dog or cat is scheduled for surgery, please do not feed your pet after 10:00 pm the night before surgery. Water is allowed until they arrive at the clinic as long as they are not drinking it excessively.

Fasting for exotics/pocket pets: Please do not fast your small animals and exotic pets if they are coming in for surgery. They should be allowed to eat and drink until they come to the clinic. Please bring your pet’s food from home so we can continue to feed them through their stay.

Pick up: Patients scheduled for routine surgery typically go home the same day between 5:00-7:00 pm, depending on their recovery. Our staff will call you with an update and to set up a pick up time after surgery is complete. Occasionally we do recommend that the pet stay overnight for courtesy observation if they are a bit slow to recover from anesthesia.

**If you would like to inquire about scheduling a surgery please call into our clinic at 541-924-1700.**