For your first appointment, we ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time to fill out the new client form. To save time you can print the form HERE and fax/email to us or bring it with you. We require pre-anesthetic blood work on all of our patients, young and old. Please bring, or have your regular veterinarian fax or email, a copy of the most recent blood work. We are able to perform routine blood work in our office on the day of the procedure.
A full conscious (awake) oral examination is performed to the best of our ability, or to what your pet will allow, to assess the oral health. The findings will be explained and discussed with you. The best treatment and any options for treatment will be discussed. Based on the findings, we will provide an itemized estimate for the cost of the services and any options. If you agree to the terms, we will admit your pet to the hospital for treatment. If you need more time before treatment is pursued, the only charge is for the professional examination and surgery can be scheduled at your convenience.
Under general anesthesia, a full oral examination is performed, the teeth are professionally cleaned (if needed) and full mouth dental radiographs are taken. Based on those findings, we will perform the necessary treatments discussed during the examination. If the findings differ from the original discussion, we will always call you to explain. For this reason, we require a contact phone number where you can be reached at all times during your pets stay at our office.