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Surgery

We are thorough in everything we do

Surgery can be a scary thought, but rest assured that our team are here to ensure that your pet’s stay with us is as stress-free as possible. Prior to surgery, your pet will receive a thorough check-over to assess their health status. We may then recommend pre-operative blood testing – this will give us a more complete picture of your pet’s health and will allow us to tailor the anaesthetic they receive.

Each operation has a customised anaesthetic protocol, as every pet is different. Pain management forms an important part of our protocol and your pet will be regularly assessed throughout the day to ensure they are comfortable. Every anaesthetic is closely monitored by one of our qualified veterinary nurses.

When you come to collect your pet, one of our vets or nurses will go through post-operative care and discuss any medication required. We will normally see them back within 1-3 days for a post-operative check.

Pre-Operative Instructions for Cats & Dogs

Do not give food after 9pm on the evening before the operation. Please ensure water is available until the morning.

Please try to allow your pet to toilet in the morning. When you bring your pet in to us please ensure that cats are in a suitable carrier and dogs are kept on a lead.

At admittance you will be asked to confirm your details, provide a contact telephone number and sign the consent form. If we have not seen your pet recently then the vet will carry out a pre-operative check beforehand to ensure they are fit for the procedure (this is free of charge).

If your pet is on any current medication, we will check with you on the morning of the operation as to when these were last given. If you are unsure as to whether to give any medication, then please contact us beforehand.

Pre-operative blood testing can be arranged for your pet and we especially recommend it for cats and dogs over the age of 8. The blood test will give us information on the function of your pet’s kidney & liver and therefore improve the safety of the procedure.

If you are worried about any aspect of your pet’s procedure, then please pop in or call us and speak to either one of our vets or nurses.

Pre-Operative Instructions for Rabbits

PLEASE DO NOT STARVE YOUR RABBIT BEFORE SURGERY. Unlike humans, rabbits do not have the ability to vomit therefore food does not have to be withdrawn before their procedure.

Rabbits can often suffer with gut stasis (reduction or complete stopping of the digestive system) after an operation as anaesthesia can slow down your rabbit's gut movements so it's important to get them eating as soon as possible after their operation. We normally syringe some recovery food once your rabbit is awake to help gut motility. In addition, we would highly recommend that you bring in a ‘packed lunch’ of your rabbit’s usual food and some fresh greens on the day of the procedure to encourage them to eat.

When you come in on the day of the procedure please ensure your rabbit is transported in a safe & suitable carrier. You will be asked to confirm your details, provide a contact telephone number and sign the consent form. If we have not seen your pet recently then the vet will carry out a pre-operative check beforehand to ensure they are fit for the procedure (this is free of charge).

If your rabbit is on any current medication, we will check with you on the morning of the operation as to when these were last given. If you are unsure as to whether to give any medication, then please contact us beforehand.

If you are worried about any aspect of your pet’s procedure, then please pop in or call us and speak to either one of our vets or nurses.

Practice information

Lowesmoor House Veterinary Centre Ltd

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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Find us here:

18 Rainbow Hill Worcester WR3 8LX
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01905 723361