What to Expect

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What to expect if you have an upcoming appointment at NPC…

What should you do to prepare for your visit?
• Be sure that you have any prior health history for your pet faxed or emailed to us before your appointment date. If this is not possible, please bring copies of previous records to your appointment.
• Please arrive early to fill out any necessary paperwork and to be sure that we have all the history we need on your pet.
• You may want to avoid feeding your pet for 1-2 hours prior to his/her visit to decrease the chance of motion sickness with the travel to the clinic.
• Feel free to bring a favorite blanket, toy or other item to help provide comfort to your pet.
• For all annual visits, please bring a stool sample from the last 24 hours.
• Cat owners – check out this link for tips on making the carrier experience more pleasant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RGY5oSKVfo
• Please call or email ahead with any questions prior to your appointment.

What should you expect during your visit?
• Upon arrival one of our client service representatives will request that you provide basic client profile information (e.g. phone numbers, address, employment, etc).
• Next, a technician or assistant will escort you to an exam room and collect a detailed medical history.
• After reviewing this historical information and any previous medical records, a member of our doctor team will perform a complete physical examination and then discuss a plan appropriate for your pet. The plan will be based upon any ongoing medical concerns and other age specific recommendations (e.g. vaccinations, lab work, medications).
• We invite you to ask as many questions as you would like regarding any areas of concern (e.g. nutrition, behavior).
• If a follow up visit is needed for any boosters or medical concerns, please plan on scheduling this prior to leaving.
• If questions arise after you return home, please do not hesitate to call us.

What to expect if your pet has an upcoming dentistry appointment at NPC…

What should you do to prepare for your visit?
• Be sure not to feed your pet after midnight prior to his/her surgery day. They may have water through the night.
• Please arrive to drop your pet off between 8 and 8:30 am. Expect to stay for 10-15 minutes for check in procedures.
• Blood work may be recommended or required (if not done at a previous appointment) depending on your pet's age and any health concerns. This will be discussed at check in.
• Please be prepared to provide at least one phone number where you can be reached during the day. There are times when an owner must be contacted during a procedure, and it is essential that immediate contact is possible.
• Upon arrival, one of our client service representatives will assist you with filling out paperwork for consent for the dental procedure.

What will your pet experience during his/her surgery visit?
• Once paperwork has been completed, a technician or assistant will escort your pet back to the treatment area.
• Your pet will undergo a pre-operative examination by the surgery doctor prior to the procedure.
• A blood sample may be drawn if determined necessary.
• An intravenous catheter may be placed depending upon your pet's age and any underlying medical concerns.
• A sedative will be administered to provide relaxation and pain control.
• Anesthesia will be induced and your pet will be monitored closely (heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation level).
• Your pet is kept warm during his/her dental procedure with the use of heating devices designed to maintain body temperature in patients during anesthetic procedures.
During the dental procedure, your pet's teeth will be ultrasonically cleaned by a licensed veterinary technician to remove dental calculus (tartar) both above and below the gum line. All teeth will then be evaluated for pockets, pain, mobility, gum recession, and any other concerns. Dental x-rays will be taken if there are teeth that require extraction. The doctor will perform any needed extractions. The technician will then polish the remaining teeth and apply fluoride.
• After the dental procedure is complete, your pet will continue to be monitored closely until they are fully recovered.
• The surgery doctor will call you to update you and set up a time for your pet to be discharged (discharges are typically done between 4 and 6 pm).
• If a follow up appointment is necessary, please schedule this at the time of discharge.

What to expect if your pet has an upcoming surgery appointment at NPC…

What should you do to prepare for your visit?
• Be sure not to feed your pet after midnight prior to his/her surgery day. They may have water through the night.
• Please arrive to drop your pet off between 8 and 8:30 am. Expect to stay for 10-15 minutes for check in procedures.
• Blood work may be recommended or required (if not done at a previous appointment) depending on your pet's age and any health concerns. This will be discussed at check in.
• Please be prepared to provide at least one phone number where you can be reached during the day. There are times when an owner must be contacted during a procedure, and it is essential that immediate contact is possible.
• Upon arrival one of our client service representatives will assist with filling out consent for surgery paperwork.

What will your pet experience during his/her surgery visit?
• Once paperwork has been completed, a technician or assistant will escort your pet back to the treatment area.
• Your pet will undergo a pre-operative examination by the surgery doctor prior to the procedure.
• A blood sample may be drawn if determined necessary.
• An intravenous catheter may be placed depending upon your pet's age and any underlying medical concerns.
• A sedative will be administered to provide relaxation and pain control.
• Anesthesia will be induced and your pet will be monitored closely (heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation level).
• Your pet is kept warm during his/her surgery with the use of heating devices designed to maintain body temperature in patients during anesthetic procedures.
• After the surgery is complete, your pet will continue to be monitored closely until they are fully recovered.
• The surgery doctor will call you to update you and set up a time for your pet to be discharged (discharges are typically done between 4 and 6 pm).
• If a follow up appointment or suture removal is necessary, please schedule this at the time of discharge.

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Our Regular Schedule

Regular Hours

Monday:

9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday:

9:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday:

Closed