Endoscopy - Preparation and what happens on the day

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The day of the procedure

All endoscopy patients are required to be fasted for 24 hours prior to surgery.
Check with your vet if this is advisable for your pets medical complaints.
Water should never be withheld even on the morning of the surgery.

Dropping off
If you have an appointment, drop off will be after that appointment time.

Otherwise drop off for surgery is between 7am and 10am in the morning.

Admission information
To speed your admission process, please have the following information ready;

  • Contact people for during or after the surgery.
  • A contact phone number or multiple numbers for the day.
  • Medication names that your pet may be currently taking.
  • The earliest time that collection is possible.

Contact after surgery
Either the surgeon or the theatre nurses will contact you after surgery is complete and recovery is underway.