Animal Hospital of Chetk/North (Rice Lake)

941 24 1/2 Street
Chetek, WI 54728

(715)859-6650

animalhospitalchetek.com

Spay & Neuter Checklist

What our spay and neuter packages include:  

 

Physical exam to screen for potentially fatal heart and lung conditions.  

 Yes

Full blood work to better assess hydration, infection, inflammation, liver, kidney, pancreas function, screen for diabetes, as well as electrolyte levels to make sure the cardiovascular and neurological systems are receiving the nutrition they need prior to undergoing anesthesia. 

 Additional

$65.00

Pre surgical Opioids (Morphine, Hydromorphone, or Butorphanol) given to provide pain relief prior to surgery.

 Yes

Ketamine and Midazolam  or Tiletamine and Zolazepam used to safely induce patient to the proper level of anesthesia.

Yes

IV catheter placed to assure direct access to the bloodstream during surgery.

      *Due the brevity of the procedure IV catheters are not placed for cat neuters

 Yes 

IV fluids provided to maintain stable blood pressure and assure adequate hydration throughout surgery and recovery period.

      *Due to the brevity of the procedure IV fluids are not used for cat neuters

Yes 

Injectable anti-inflammatory given after surgery as an additional pain medication to further reduce post operative discomfort.

Yes 

Endotracheal tube placed to protect the lungs from any regurgitation that may occur.

Yes 

Isoflurane gas anesthesia used to maintain proper anesthetic levels during surgery.

Yes 

Certified Veterinary Technician (similar to an RN) monitors patient before, during, and after surgery to make sure proper anesthetic plane is maintained and to make sure patient is comfortable during entire procedure.

Yes 

EKG used to monitor heart reate and rhythm during procedure.

Yes 

Pulse Oximeter used to make sure patient is receiving proper amount of oxygen.  Low oxygen levels can lead to brain damage.

Yes 

Capnograph monitor used to detect amount of carbon dioxide in the body.

Yes 

Esophageal thermometer used to monitor core body temperature.   

Yes 

Blood pressure monitor used throughout procedure to make sure blood if flowing properly.  Low blood pressure can lead to organ failure and death.

Yes 

Surgical shave and scrub performed in a separate prep area to avoid hair contamination in the surgery suite.

Yes 

Cap, mask, sterile gloves, and sterile gown (Spay only) worn by surgeon to further prevent risk of surgical site infection.

Yes 

Sterile Scrub applied over surgery site in the surgery suite for additional infection prevention.

Yes 

Freshly sterilized high quality German surgical instruments used to perform all surgical procedures. 

Yes 

Radiowave surgery used to reduce tissue damage, bleeding, and surgery time.

Yes 

Heated Surgery table used to provide comfort and warmth to all patients during surgery.

Yes 

Bair Hugger heating blanket used when needed to provide extra comfort and warmth during surgery.

Yes 

Surgery performed by licensed veterinarian.

Yes 

Morphine (Dogs) or Buprenorphine (Cats) pain medication given after surgery to make sure the patient does not wake up in pain.

Yes

Nerve Blocks around each digit to be amputated during the declaw surgeries

Continued monitoring by  Veterinary Technician until patient is awake and breathing well on their own.

Yes 

Hospitalization for one or two nights to make sure the patient is in a comfortable controlled environment during the hardest part of recovery.

Yes 

Oral Pain Medication sent home to maintain patient comfort during recovery. 

Yes 

Owner Consult with  Veterinary Technician or Veterinarian prior to patient leaving hospital.

Yes 

Written Instructions sent home with every surgery.

Yes 

24 hour on-call Veterinarian available for emergency questions. 

Yes