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Hospital Policies

Pre- Surgical Requirements:

The safety of your pet is our only priority when they are being prepared for surgery. However, prior to every surgery we require that all patients receive a pre-op bloodwork panel and an electrocardiogram regardless of age and/or breed. The bloodwork panel can be done up to 30 days prior to the surgery day. Things do change internally in your pet on a daily base so having the most recent bloodwork test results will help eliminate any potential complications during surgery. Then, we perform an electrocardiogram prior to the surgery and those results are sent to a board-certified Cardiologist. The cardiologist will then interoperate the results and look for any potential irregular heartbeats or murmurs. The results then get sent to us within 30 minutes with the cardiologist recommendations and we then proceed with the surgery if the patient gets a clean bill of health. Again, your pet’s safety is our only priority when being prepared for surgery.


Day of Surgery:

All patients must be fasted prior to the surgery. Pets can not have any food after midnight the night before and no breakfast the morning of the surgery. Water throughout the night and day is ok. All of our surgeries are done on Tuesdays and Thursdays and patients need to be dropped off by 8:00am- 8:30am.


Drop off’s:

We know how busy your schedule can be. That’s why we are here to accommodate you any way possible. We offer pet parents the opportunity to be able to drop off their pets so that the Doctor can see the patient in between his already existing appointments. This way it eliminates you having to stay in the clinic when your schedule does not permit it.

In order to maintain a healthy, clean hospital environment, pets must be free of ectoparasites such as fleas and ticks and be current on vaccinations and fecal checks. If necessary, pets can be updated on vaccines and treated for any parasites all during the same consultation.

All drop off’s must be done prior to 2pm Monday- Friday and no later than 9am on Saturdays.


Spa Days:

Whether it means going the extra distance with a specific cleanse or level of care your pet requires, or even the occasional late close or early open in order to accommodate your unusual busy schedule, we’ll always do our best to make it happen.

Once at El Cid Animal Clinic your pooch can kick back and relax while it receives a luxurious twice-shampooed bath, anal gland expression, nail trim, and an ear check.

They will also be sent home with a complimentary spa goodie bag, including an El Cid Animal Clinic leash, a Royal Canin attachable poop bag holder, toothpaste and a toothbrush. All breeds are welcome. We also offer flea baths and a wide variety of medicated baths to soothe your pet’s coat. During this time, we offer complete assurance that our guests will be taken care of, which includes water, affection, safety, and even the occasional treat, with your permission of course.


All spa day drop off’s must be done prior to 2pm Monday- Friday and be picked up no later than 5pm. For owners wanting a spa day to be done on their pet on a Saturday, please drop off no later than 9am and pet needs to be picked up by 12:30am.


11) Within the “New Patient Center” please add “Download Holistic New Client Form”. Please see form in email attachment.

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