Vet FAQs

– Pre-anaesthetic blood work is strongly advised within 2-4 weeks of surgery depending on the clinical problem.
– Pre-surgical (and post-surgical X-rays) as indicated. See our information sheet on pre-surgical X-rays we are happy to provide assistance and/or training on how to position for these radiographs.

The billing process is as follows:
We will provide your hospital with a price list covering all the procedures we provide. Some estimates will have a price range as they will be case dependent. The first time your clinic uses VSOS your practice manager will fill out a standard form that outlines VSOS payment terms.
We will provide you with our cost estimate at the time of booking. Our estimate will be inclusive of all our fees including a consultation fee (if the owners opted for an in-person consultation) and implants.
A full estimate can then be given to the owner which should include the VSOS surgical charges outlined above plus your charges for hospitalisation, anaesthesia, radiology, medication, etc.
VSOS will charge your hospital for the surgery (similar to a pathology service) and you are to collect all the fees from the owner.

The pet will remain in your care after surgery where it will be most comfortable. We are happy to guide and support you throughout the recovery process where needed, and are contactable at any time for questions or follow-up.
In the event of a complication we will work with you and the pet owner to ensure a successful resolution. Costs will depend on the nature and type of complication.

Yes. Any potential total hip replacements will need an in-person consultation with the pet and owner pre-operatively. Also note that we will only be able to provide a total hip replacement in our new facility which will open in June 2020. If special circumstances occur, please contact us immediately to discuss.

An ACVS veterinary surgeon has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

During the residency there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met. In addition to these requirements, applicants must perform research that is published in a scientific journal and then pass a rigorous examination.

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