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Gateway Veterinary Surgery is here to help you provide the highest quality care for your patients while helping your practice increase the level of surgical service offered to your clients. We welcome the opportunity to visit with you to discuss cases and how we can help you grow your practice through our ACVS boarded surgeon. Virtual consults for our family of veterinarians are free through this portal. The Calendar can be used to schedule surgeries or in person consults, when available.
Here are a few items to keep in mind as we move forward together…
Prepare your client for their pet’s surgery day.
- Their pet should have no food or water after midnight.
- The owner should be prepared for the postop restrictions and ecollar.
Presurgical Examination (best performed several days before surgery):
- Examine the skin to assure no infections or other issues.
- Assure any possible radiographs have been taken and are properly positioned.
- Assure the patient as recent and appropriate blood work before the surgical day.
The suggested guidelines for bloodwork is as follow:
Full labwork (CBC, chemistry panel, and urinalysis) for all patients prior to general anesthesia is appreciated.
GVS suggests the following diagnostics within one month of any anesthesia.
Elective procedures in patients without clinical signs
2 years of age: PCV/TS, chemistry panel, urine specific gravity
2 to 10 years: CBC, chemistry panel, urine specific gravity
10+ years: CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, thoracic radiographs (3 view)
Heart murmur: thoracic radiographs (right lateral and VD views) or prior evaluation by a cardiologist
Previous azotemia: PCV/TS, chemistry panel, urinalysis within 48 hours
Suspected neoplasia: thoracic radiographs (3 view)
Additional diagnostics may be recommended or required for individual patients.