Preparing for your first visit…
We look forward to meeting you and your family pet soon. During the scheduled consultation, a “conscious oral exam” including a brief physical exam, will be done to the best of our ability, or to what your pet will allow. Dr. Winter will advise you of the preliminary diagnosis and what treatment options are available for you to consider. Anesthetic and procedural risks will also be discussed. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Based on our initial impression, we will provide an itemized treatment plan for the cost of the services and any options. Keep in mind, a thorough oral assessment of your pet’s condition is not complete until an exam and intraoral radiographs are performed under general anesthesia. It is not uncommon that many conditions are more involved than what owners or referring veterinarians may have perceived. 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 while your pet is with us.
Prior to the appointment please review these few topics to insure that we get all the necessary information before your pet’s appointment.
- Make sure your pet has current blood work (CBC, Chemistries, +/- Urinalysis) within the last 3 months.
- If your pet <7 years old: a Preanesthetic panel, PCV, and TP.
- If your pet is >7 years: a CBC, Complete profile, and UA. Cats will also need a total T4.
- If your patient has any special anesthetic concerns (heart murmur, seizures, kidney disease, etc) please let us know in advance of the appointment on the referral form as further tests may be needed.
Medications or supplements your pet is currently taking (drug, mg, dose, duration)
Ask your family veterinarian to forward the lab values and most current medical record information to our office via fax (844) 370–1548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night before the appointment
- Take up food around 10 pm (or before you go to bed).
- Water should be available to your pet all night (Do not withhold water).
- Give any medication that is routinely given in the evening.
- The morning of the appointment give no breakfast but water in fine.
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If you have any questions regarding your pet’s upcoming visit, please call at (479) 633-7327.
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