Post-Operative Care

Jan 14, 2020


Pets are continuously monitored and treated with the utmost care and compassion while hospitalized at DVSC. Our phones are staffed from 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You are welcome to call and check on your pet. 


When your pet is ready to go home, our office will set up a discharge appointment. At the appointment, you will meet with a veterinarian to review the instructions for your pet’s post-operative care, review your pet’s radiographs, and discuss any questions you may have. Although in most cases the surgeon will not meet with you at the time of discharge, please feel free to call and speak with them if you have a question or concern about your pet.

While your pet is receiving medical care at DVSC, our surgeons will be in close contact with your veterinarian and provide them with a detailed report for your pet’s medical record. Once your pet has been discharged from DVSC (after the surgery and post-operative period), your pet’s care should be continued by your primary care veterinarian.

Follow-Up Care

Some pets will require periodic recheck appointments at DVSC following their initial surgery. This is especially true for pets requiring orthopedic surgery. Please remember that the cost of recheck visits is not included in the original estimate for surgery. You will be informed if rechecks are required.