When your companion is ready to be discharged, the receptionists will set up a discharge appointment for you. Your companion will have been fed, walked, medicated and have had a full physical examination with Dr. Walesby prior to the discharge appointment. The discharge appointment will be with a veterinary technician. The technician will review the home-care instructions and answer any questions that you may have. Although Dr. Walesby will not be meeting with you at the time of discharge, please feel free to call and speak with her if you have a question or concern about your companion.
You are not alone after the discharge. The overnight technician will answer calls and questions regarding your companion Monday through Thursday. The receptionist is available during the day to address your at-home needs and can relay questions to Dr. Walesby. Dr. Walesby will return voicemail regarding your post-operative questions throughout the weekends and holidays. Our entire team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your companion have our support in all aspects before and after surgery.
After the surgery and post-operative period, your companion’s care should be continued by your primary care veterinarian. After your initial visit and during hospitalization, Dr. Walesby will be in close contact with your primary care veterinarian and will mail them a detailed report for your companion’s medical record.