During a 30 minute consultation one of our orthopaedic surgeons will ask a number of questions allowing a full history to be obtained relating to your animals problem. A full examination will then be performed after which a tentative diagnosis will be made and the situation explained. Treatment options will be discussed at length. In some circumstances, you will be asked to leave your animal for 2-3 hours while investigations are performed.
On your return, any diagnostic test results and the patients potential diagnosis will be explained. At this stage some cases will be discharged the same day although if your animal requires surgery then they will be admitted to the hospital. On many occasions, the diagnosis may be confirmed at the time of consultation and therefore you will be asked to leave your animal for surgery probably to be performed the following day. Collection of your pet is usually possible within 24-48 hours of their operation, although sometimes a longer stay in the Hospital for recuperation is required.
On rare occasions it may be necessary to delay your animal’s surgery for 24 hours. This is due to emergency cases taking precedent over cases that need less urgent treatment.