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Appointment and Treatment Preparation

MEDICAL RECORDS

  • Initial consults: Please bring any records or radiographs that are pertinent to the current medical problem, including blood tests and biopsy reports, if applicable.
  • Rechecks: Please bring any additional information/records since your last appointment.

MEDICATIONS

Please have a list of your pet’s current medications including supplements.   A list of important details to know about each medication is listed below:

  • Medication name and strength (ex. Cerenia 60mg tablets)
  • Medication instructions (ex. Give 1 tablet by mouth every 24 hours)
  • Do you need a refill of this medication?
  • When was the medication last given?

Please give all medications previously prescribed at the times they are normally scheduled unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.

Insulin

  • Please give the previously prescribed insulin dose the morning of your appointment.
  • If your pet needs to be fasted for their appointment, please give HALF of their insulin dose the morning of the appointment UNLESS otherwise instructed by your doctor.

FEEDING

Initial consultation*: Please FAST your pet prior to your appointment. This means withholding food after midnight the night before your scheduled appointment. This is in case anesthesia or blood testing is necessary.

Current medication:  If a medication is supposed to be given with food (i.e. antibiotics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), you may give the medication with a small amount of food (i.e. 1-2 pieces of meat/cheese, small meatball of canned food, etc.) the morning of your appointment.

Re-check appointments:  You may feed your pet their normal diet the morning of UNLESS otherwise instructed by your doctor.

Radiation therapy*:  Please FAST your pet prior to your appointment. This means withholding food after midnight the night before your scheduled appointment.

Chemotherapy*:  Studies have shown pet who do not eat the morning of chemotherapy treatment have a lower incidence of gastrointestinal upset.  Therefore, VSNT recommends that you do not feed your pet the morning of chemotherapy treatments.  However, some dogs may do better when fed prior to chemotherapy treatment.

*Diabetic patients should NOT fast.  Please consult your doctor for specific instructions. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please kindly give us at least 24-hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Please provide us with the best phone number to reach you in case we need to contact you while your pet is in our care.