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Pre Op Advice 

Pre Op Advice - Vets In Strabane | Co Tyrone


It can be worrying if your pet is in for surgery, but try no to be overly concerned. We use many of the same anaesthetics and monitoring procedures as in human medicine. Surgery is performed with the highest standards of sterility and closely monitored by our highly trained nurses.

We do offer pre- op blood tests which can sometimes help uncover problems that may not be apparent clinically. Any abnormalities could then be corrected before surgery and any surgical or anaesthetic risk minimised. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our vets.


  • Please give no food after 6pm the evening before, but pets should still have access to drinking water as normal. An empty stomach is crucial for a safe anaesthetic.
  • Do not restrict food for rabbits and other small furries.
  • If your pet is on long term medication, please speak to one of our vets for advice before your animal is booked in for surgery.
  • Patients are admitted between 9am and 9.30 am on the day of surgery.It is important not to be late. If for some reason you cannot make it or are delayed please phone to inform us as soon as you can.
  • Dogs should come into the surgery on a collar and lead and cats in a secure carrier.
  • Dogs should be exercised before admission to allow time to empty bladder and bowels – but don’t forget to poop-scoop!! Bags are available at reception and bins in the car park!!
  • Be prepared for a short wait as you will need to see the vet or nurse when you leave your pet, in order to discuss the procedure and to read and sign a form for consent.
  • Please ensure you have a contact number on which we can contact you that day. We will usually phone you, but if you haven’t heard from us by 3.30pm, please phone for an update. Most dogs go home the same day.
  • Payment is expected on collection and we accept cash, cheques, debit and credit cards.
  • You should be provided with an estimate of the expected cost of the procedure beforehand and any other changes that may occur. We will try to contact you should the cost change significantly.
  • You are welcome to arrange a look around our surgical suit and kennels if you would like to see where your pet will be cared for.

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