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Welcome to the American Veterinary Clinic
Where pets come first!
The AVC is implementing social distancing measures for the safety of our staff, our clients, and the community.
During this time we will provide all veterinary services from
7:30am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday, Saturday- 8:00am - 5:00pm.
We will be closed Sundays and public holidays.
Kindly call 02-6655044 for further information and instructions.
Our WhatsApp service (058 848 8259) may be used for prescription refills, food orders and assistance.
What You Need to Know Before Your Pet's Upcoming Surgery
Helping you understand...
Many people have questions about various aspects of their pet's surgery - we hope this information will help.
Is the anesthetic safe?
Here at the American Veterinary Clinic, we do a thorough physical exam on your pet before administering anesthetics, to ensure that a fever or other illness won't be a problem. We also adjust the amount and type of anesthetic used depending on the health of your pet.
It is important that surgery be done on an empty stomach to reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia. You will need to withhold food for at least 8 to 10 hours before surgery. Water can be left down for your pet until the morning of surgery.
Will my pet have stitches?
Well, that depends... For many surgeries, we use absorbable sutures underneath the skin. These will dissolve on their own, and do not need to be removed later. Some surgeries do require skin stitches. With either type of suture, you will need to keep an eye on the incision for swelling or discharge. Most dogs and cats do not lick excessively or chew at the incision, but this is an occasional problem you will also need to watch for. If there are skin sutures, these will usually be removed 10 to 14 days after surgery. You will also need to limit your pet's activity level for a time and no baths are allowed for the first 10 days after surgery.
Will my pet be in pain?
After surgery, pain medication is given on a case by case basis. Any animal that appears painful will receive additional pain medication.