Pre-op Guidelines

Animals coming in for an operation need to be starved from 8pm the night before. This is to ensure their stomach is empty so that they don't vomit with the anaesthetic. They can have water overnight as normal.


Animals are normally admitted between 8.30 and 9 am. One of our nursing assistants will be on hand to answer any questions you have and provide reassurance, as we know it can be a worrying time for owners. Most routine ops result in patients going home the same day during the afternoon.


We offer pre-anaesthetic blood testing to assess the patient's liver and kidney function. This is agreed with the nursing assistant at admission and the in-house testing is carried out before any pre-med is given. This is advised particularly for older animals over the age of eight or sick animals, to ensure they are fit for the anaesthetic and assess if other measures, such as intravenous fluids, are required.

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Crieff Vets, Union Terrace. Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4DE


Company's registered name: Independent Vetcare Ltd.  Registered number: 07746795

Registered Address: Pinsent Masons LLP, 13 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YL



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