Please read all of this information:

  1. No food after midnight prior to surgery. Water is ok before you leave the house.
  2. If you are administering Carprofen/Rimadyl(R)/VetProfen(R) or any NSAID that is carprofen-based, please discontinue it THREE days prior to surgery. It seems to prolong bleeding.
  3. If you would like us to bring you a support harness to help your pet get around after surgery, CONTACT us before the day of surgery. We usually have them in stock.
  4. If you wish to have PRP-HA or stem cells injected into the knee during surgery, please contact us. There is more information to the benefits on this website.
  5. If you would like us to contact you after surgery, please leave us a note at the hospital.
  6. For knee surgery, we are not going to make your pet 100% ever, only better than they are. Please keep expectations in line with this. Some knees do really well, some need additional pain support due to arthritis.
  7. Suture removal is done at the hospital that the surgery was performed, or you can have your regular vet do that. If you would like us to contact your regular vet after surgery, please leave us his or her contact information before surgery.
  8. We have a limited supply of knee braces to help protect either the operated leg or the “good” leg. If you would like one, let us know. Again, more information is available on this website.
  9. Please finish all medication. Sometimes you may need a refill, please call your regular vet first.
  10. Recovery can take 4-6 months.
  11. If you want to do stem cell therapy, we need 10 days notice.