A surgical repair of the cranial cruciate ligament and stabilization of the stifle joint begins with pre-anesthetic bloodwork. If that comes back within acceptable limits, sedation will be administered. Your pet will be intubated and placed on anesthesia gas and IV fluids. After the surgery is performed, your pet will stay with us overnight and go home the next day with pain medication and an e-collar, if you don't already have one.
**It is imperative that the doctor be able to reach you by phone on the day of the surgery. After the procedure the doctor will call you to discuss surgical findings and post-operative care for your pet.
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that I am the owner, or duly authorized agent for the owner, of the animal described above and that I do hereby give Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, its veterinarians, agents and/or representatives full and complete authority to perform the surgical procedure described above. I also grant permission to perform any other procedure that, at their discretion, may be useful to promote the health of the above described pet, and I do hereby and by the presents forever release the said doctor, their agents, or representatives from any and all liability arising from said surgical procedure on said animal. I accept full financial responsibility for all tests and treatments that I verbally authorize during my conversation with the doctor. I understand that payment is due in full when my pet is discharged.
I understand that if evidence of fleas is found on my pet during the examination, a dose of “CAPSTAR” will be administered at my expense. (Approx. $8.00)