At Spring Hill Animal Clinic, we specialize in spay and neuter surgeries. Our primary surgeon, Meg Sutton, has been performing high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter procedures since her third year of veterinary school, a total of over 10 years. The spay and neuter surgical procedures are the same procedures performed by any veterinarian. Our doctor has been performing them on a high volume level to perfect her skills for these two procedures.
When your pet arrives at our hospital, this is what can be expected for their typical day. One of our receptionists will check your pet in and get their weight. Your pet will then be transported to our treatment area for pre-surgical evaluation. If there are no contraindications for surgery, your pet will then be pre-medicated. This means your pet will receive a dose of medication that relaxes them. After your pet is relaxed, he/she will then be given medication to induce general anesthesia. Your pet will be monitored during their surgery, both electronically and by a trained professional. Surgeries are performed on a heated surgery table and patients recover on a heated recovery bed. A technician or assistant will remain with your pet during their recovery (wake-up) period. Once your pet is recovers, a staff member will call you with an approximate time to go home. All pets receiving surgery at Spring Hill Animal Clinic receive a 24 hour pain management injection and additional medications to take home are available for a small fee. All surgical patients go home the same day.
When you arrive at Spring Hill Animal Clinic , you can expect quality care for your pet.
When you arrive you will be greeted warmly as we check you in.
We will do our best to make sure you are brought into an examination room as soon as we have one available. Our goal is to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, but there will be times the occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.
Here’s what to expect during your visit:
- Once checked in, one of our team members will see you into the exam room and weigh your pet.
- A veterinarian will then meet you, gather basic information about your pet’s health, examine your pet, talk about any questions or concerns you may have and plan further diagnostics or treatment as needed.
- Any recommended diagnostics tests (i.e. blood work) and treatments are usually performed in one of our treatment rooms.
- When the veterinary consultation is complete, you’ll go back to our front reception area where your billing and future appointment bookings will be handled.
- Depending on the reason for your visit, you may expect a follow-up call from one of our registered veterinary technicians to get an update on how your pet has been doing since their visit. If you have any concerns, talk to the technician about them.
We hope you enjoy your visit and the service we provide, and we would be delighted to see you again.