Some companions will require periodic recheck appointments at the MARYLAND VETERINARY SURGICAL SERVICES following their initial surgery. This is especially true for companions requiring orthopedic surgery, such as a torn cruciate ligament (CCL) or repair of a broken bone. The cost of your recheck visits is included in the original estimate for surgery. Any additional costs will be discussed at the time of the original estimate. If rechecks are required, we will let you know.