Post Surgery

We understand that you want updated as soon as possible.

Lesson Outcome
Learning what to expect after your pet's surgery.

Expect a member of the Brook Farm medical to call you with after your pet's surgery to let you know how the procedure went and when you can expect to take them home.

Course Overview

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Our Accreditation
At Brook Farm, your pet's surgery is in the hands of a highly skilled medical team who have earned recognition for going above and beyond in delivering efficient, experienced care. Treating your pet and giving them the best quality of life is our passion.
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Our Accreditation
At Brook Farm, your pet's surgery is in the hands of a highly skilled medical team who have earned recognition for going above and beyond in delivering efficient, experienced care. Treating your pet and giving them the best quality of life is our passion.
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Getting Yourself Ready
Arranging for your pet's surgery can be stressful, particularly if your friend is sick or it's a major procedure. We care about you, too. If you're feeling overwhelmed, please let a member of the Brook Farm team know. Your pet needs you calm and able to make important decisions.
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Getting Yourself Ready
Arranging for your pet's surgery can be stressful, particularly if your friend is sick or it's a major procedure. We care about you, too. If you're feeling overwhelmed, please let a member of the Brook Farm team know. Your pet needs you calm and able to make important decisions.
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Getting Ready
After you've been sent your pet's surgical treatment plan, we'll reach out to arrange a time to speak with you and go over any concerns. This is also your time to ask questions if you have any.
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Getting Ready
After you've been sent your pet's surgical treatment plan, we'll reach out to arrange a time to speak with you and go over any concerns. This is also your time to ask questions if you have any.
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The Day Of The Surgery
The morning of your pet's surgery, you'll want to take a few moments to give them extra love and attention. Do your best to reassure them that they'll be home soon. Have ready any necessary paperwork and emergency contact numbers we'll need. If you'd like your cat or dog to have a familiar toy or blanket with them in the recovery room, you are welcome to bring that, too. Once your pet is checked in, a veterinary technician will bring them back to quiet room to await their pre-operative tests. If we notice your pet seems frightened, we will take a few moments to comfort them with gentle touches and cuddles.
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The Day Of The Surgery
The morning of your pet's surgery, you'll want to take a few moments to give them extra love and attention. Do your best to reassure them that they'll be home soon. Have ready any necessary paperwork and emergency contact numbers we'll need. If you'd like your cat or dog to have a familiar toy or blanket with them in the recovery room, you are welcome to bring that, too. Once your pet is checked in, a veterinary technician will bring them back to quiet room to await their pre-operative tests. If we notice your pet seems frightened, we will take a few moments to comfort them with gentle touches and cuddles.
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Physical Exam
After your pet is checked in by a client advocate, he or she will be brought back to an exam room for a tail to snoot check-up. This is the first step of pre-operative screening.
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Physical Exam
After your pet is checked in by a client advocate, he or she will be brought back to an exam room for a tail to snoot check-up. This is the first step of pre-operative screening.
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Lab Work
The second step of your pet's pre-operative screening involves any necessary blood work or lab testing.
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Lab Work
The second step of your pet's pre-operative screening involves any necessary blood work or lab testing.
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Anesthesic
As the anesthesiologist for your pet's procedure, the veterinary technician is an unofficial third layer of screening. After looking at your pet's lab work, a custom sedation plan is created, taking into account your pet's age, weight, and general health. Anesthetic is never one size fits all.
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Anesthesic
As the anesthesiologist for your pet's procedure, the veterinary technician is an unofficial third layer of screening. After looking at your pet's lab work, a custom sedation plan is created, taking into account your pet's age, weight, and general health. Anesthetic is never one size fits all.
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Informed Consent
No surgery takes place at Brook Farm without a discussion between the family and the medical team regarding informed consent.
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Informed Consent
No surgery takes place at Brook Farm without a discussion between the family and the medical team regarding informed consent.
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Understanding Risk
With the advances in veterinary medicine and with Brook Farm's rigorous pre-operative screening, it's very rare that any surgery runs into serious complications.
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Understanding Risk
With the advances in veterinary medicine and with Brook Farm's rigorous pre-operative screening, it's very rare that any surgery runs into serious complications.
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Understanding Responsibility
Whenever your Brook Farm vet has recommended a surgery for your cat or dog, you'll be given a treatment plan. This will outline what medicines and equipment we will use during your pet's procedure so that we can provide honest and upfront expectations regarding cost.
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Understanding Responsibility
Whenever your Brook Farm vet has recommended a surgery for your cat or dog, you'll be given a treatment plan. This will outline what medicines and equipment we will use during your pet's procedure so that we can provide honest and upfront expectations regarding cost.
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Communication
Depending on the doctor’s caseload, your pet’s procedure will be done anywhere between 11am and 4pm. After admitting your pet to the hospital, we will begin their pre-anesthetic workup, including examination and bloodwork.
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Communication
Depending on the doctor’s caseload, your pet’s procedure will be done anywhere between 11am and 4pm. After admitting your pet to the hospital, we will begin their pre-anesthetic workup, including examination and bloodwork.
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Post Surgery
We understand that you want updated as soon as possible.
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Post Surgery
We understand that you want updated as soon as possible.
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Recovery at Brook Farm
Often, anxious pet parents will ask if they can come pick up their friend right away so he or she can rest comfortably at home.
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Recovery at Brook Farm
Often, anxious pet parents will ask if they can come pick up their friend right away so he or she can rest comfortably at home.
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Recovery at Home
Your pet has made it through their surgery, they've rested and begun moving around --one final check and they're ready to go back home and take it easy for the rest of their recovery.
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Recovery at Home
Your pet has made it through their surgery, they've rested and begun moving around --one final check and they're ready to go back home and take it easy for the rest of their recovery.
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Final Thoughts
Your pet is your family and they deserve the same level of care you would expect for a child or parent. You would never leave a human family member in the care of a doctor who treated his or her work like an assembly line. In the same way, you would never want your cherished friend treated like a quota to fill.
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Final Thoughts
Your pet is your family and they deserve the same level of care you would expect for a child or parent. You would never leave a human family member in the care of a doctor who treated his or her work like an assembly line. In the same way, you would never want your cherished friend treated like a quota to fill.

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