“Your pet will be given optimal care and attention today during anesthesia and surgery.”
Anesthesia does carry some risk, although minor. We use the latest and safest anesthetic protocols available. During anesthesia your pet will beelectronically monitored with pulse oximetry, electronic thermometers, and/or an ECG. Body temperature is maintained using a variety of blanketsand heating devices. The surgical team will be with your pet the entire procedure. A technician will be monitoring and recording vital signparameters during both surgery and recovery until your pet is awake.
The following required tests/procedures help optimize the safety and comfort of your pet during anesthesia, surgery and post-op
PRE-SURGICAL BLOOD SCREEN
-Includes complete CBC, various chemistry profiles based on the age of your pet.
-Although blood profiles cannot identify every problem pet may have, these profiles test functions such as clotting, red and white blood cell counts and internal organ functions.
These factors are very important during your pet's anesthesia and recovery, especially as your pet gets older.
If a pet is aggressive or fractious and requires excessive restraints or presents a safety problem to staff, we may not be able to collect a pre-anesthetic sample.
INTRAVENOUS CATHERTER/I.V FLUIDS
-An intravenous catherter and I.V. fluids helps maintain blood pressure, hydration and provides access for drug administration and emergency medication if needed.
Since most surgical procedures result in pain or discomfort, we strongly recommend the use of post-operative pain medication.
This usually consists of an injection before and after surgery and pain medication that is sent home when your pet is released.
The cost of the injection and the cost of the medication that is sent home is based on your pet's weight.
I am the owner or the authorized agent for the owner of the animal described above, and I have the authority to execute this consent. My signature below certifies that I am over eighteen years of age.
I have been informed that there are certain risks and complications, including death, associated with sedation, anesthesia, and/or any operation/procedure and that the risks/complications have been explained to me and the Southlake Crossing Animal Clinic will take any action
necessary to ensure the safe care of my pet. I further understand that during the course of the operations or procedures, unforeseen conditions may arise that may necessitate the performance of additional procedures deemed necessary by the veterinarian. I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about these risks with the attending veterinarian before the procedure is initiated.
I am aware that the practice of veterinary medicine is not an exact science and, thus, there are no guarantees for successful treatment. I have been encouraged and given the opportunity to discuss any questions I may have regarding my pet's medical care and my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I accept that my financial obligations remain regardless of the outcome.
I have read and understand this authorization and hereby accept and agree to the terms of the consent for treatment.