After initial workup here or by your family veterinarian (with an exam consultation with us), all medications, monitoring, and hospitalization before surgery is included as well as up to 48 hours of post-op care. If your pet is more stable than another patient, and has to wait longer for the surgery, you are not incurring those extra costs, and if your pet needs extra time to be as stable as possible prior to surgery, you are also not incurring these costs.
No matter how long the surgery takes, it is included. These are emergency surgeries that we are used to doing and sometimes they take longer than expected but, you don’t have to worry about incurring these extra costs as it’s all included.
This does not include unexpected complications that require a Boarded Surgeon, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiologist, or ICU and Criticalist
This does not include unexpected complications during or after surgery
ie/ dehiscence- sometimes patients do not heal well, and the surgical sites come apart requiring a second surgery
ie/ a complicating pancreatitis that requires further diagnostics (blood work +/- an abdominal ultrasound)
ie/ a delayed recovery beyond the 48 hours, additional costs would not be included as this too, is an unexpected complication , and often is due to another underlying condition
Includes individual tailored anesthetic protocols (hydromorphone, methadone, hydro-midazolam combination, Fentanyl CRI, HLK CRI etc)
Including Doppler blood pressure monitoring, cardiac monitoring, CO2 monitoring etc.
Includes individual tailored analgesia, including CRI’s as needed
We have put a limit on recovery time, as patients typically recover within this window, and if they are not recovering as expected, then this is when we would recommend further work up to find out why (not included), or humane euthanasia as the nicest thing we can do to not allow our pets to suffer.
For example, during a cystotomy, to ensure no stones were hiding or missed as they can be extremely small.
For example, discharge instructions not being followed and allowing running or jumping causing incision to open. We will send detailed discharge instructions home to be closely followed for the best possible full recovery for your pet.
For example, an antibiotic may be necessary for a week after surgery if there was concern with infection, or gastrointestinal support sent home to make sure they continue to recover and feel good until they are completely back to themselves.
To prevent licking of incisions will be provided.