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Updated policies - Find out all the information about our updated policies at the bottom of the page.

Post and Pre-Op Care


  • Do not feed your pet food or milk after 8pm the evening prior to admission.
  • Water can be freely available overnight until your pet is admitted.
  • Cats should be kept indoors overnight and have a litter tray. This is to ensure that they do not help themselves to food outside.
  • Please bring your pet to the surgery at the appointed time. Announce yourself to the receptionist and you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting room. The admissions nurse will then call you in.
  • If you have accidentally broken any of the above rules please telephone the surgery or tell the admissions nurse. If you have anything you want to discuss before admission then either telephone the receptionist before you come down for an appointment to be made with one of the vets or speak to the admissions nurse.
  • If your pet is likely to require any regular medication or special diet whilst in the surgery, please bring these with you.
  • Remember to always have your cat in a secure cat carrier/basket.


Your pet has had an anaesthetic and may be sleepy for up to 48 hours. (Allow peace and quiet during this time).

A mild cough may be present. This is due to a tube having been placed in his trachea during the anaesthesia.

  • Keep your pet warm, dry and comfortable; avoid placing bed in extremes of temperature or in a draught.
  • Avoid activity such as climbing stairs and jumping onto furniture.
  • Your pet’s judgement may not be as accurate after an anaesthetic and he may stretch the stitches.
  • If accepted, give only light meals (e.g. prescription diets) for the first 24 to 48 hours unless otherwise specified.
  • If your pet has undergone a surgical procedure, please check for abnormal events such as swelling of the wound, bleeding or other discharge, vomiting and interference of the stitches. Contact the surgery or come in for a check in such cases.
  • Stitches are to be removed in 10 – 14 days. 
  • The stitches placed in a cat spay wound may be dissolving stitches. If they are still present in 3 to 4 weeks, then return for a check-up to have them removed.
  • Check dressings/casts/splints at least twice daily for abnormal smells, discolourations, discharges, discomfort, etc.