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RABBIT AND CHINCHILLA ADMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Shortly before your pet’s operation we will contact you by phone to book a time to admit your pet. This 10 minutes admission appointment will normally be between 9:30 and 10:30 in the morning and is designed to help things run as smoothly and safely as possible. We will ask you to prepare your rabbit for this appointment.

  • Rabbits and Chinchillas MUST be given food  at all times,  DO NOT starve them before any procedure.
  • Provide free access to water at all times.
  • Bring your pet to the clinic in good time for the appointment in a carrier with food inside and a water bottle as well.
  • We will examine your petto check for any other problems and discuss the procedure clearly with you. Unrelated conditions can not normally be discussed at this pre-surgery consultation as time is limited.
  • We can prepare a cost estimate but it is not always possible to give a precise figure for complex cases.
  • We will ask you to sign a consent form, this must be done by an adult. If you need to ask someone else to bring your pet, we will ask them to sign the form on your behalf.
  • The consent form will confirm that you are aware of the procedure, agree to it being done and that you accept safety is very important to us but it is impossible to guarantee.
  • Leave a valid phone number on the consent form and make sure that someone is available to answer it for the whole day (and keep the phone switched on!)
  • Complications can occur during any procedure. It is essential that we can contact you at any time during the day. We reserve the right to give any emergency or urgent treatments that we think necessary for the welfare of your pet even if we are not able to contact you first.
  • We will call you later to arrange a discharge appointment. If we have not been able to contact you by 4pm then call us.

At the discharge appointment the doctor or nurse will explain what has been done, how to care for your rabbit after the operation, discuss any results of tests and any necessary medicines will be given to you. We will then arrange the next appointments as needed.

If you have ANY QUESTIONS please call us on 2330 7566 before 7pm.
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