Your animal should not have breakfast the day of surgery. You will bring your animal to the clinic at the time advised by the SNiP volunteer.
You will sign a Surgical Consent form (available in English & Creole) and your animal will be admitted to the clinic. Your animal is given a brief physical evaluation by the Veterinary team to ensure it seems healthy enough for surgery – however NO pre surgical bloodwork is done.
Your animal is sedated and sterilization surgery performed – for females that means that her ovaries & uterus are removed, for males their testicles are removed. All animals are given a green tattoo on their abdomen to indicate that they have been sterilized.
Animals are monitored during recovery and when sufficiently recovered are sent home with Discharge Instructions and pain medicines.
If the animal is an outdoor animal with no safe place to recover, we will keep the animal overnight at the clinic so they can safely recover indoors without being bothered by weather or other animals.