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Post Op Care

If you feel your animal may be experiencing difficulty after surgery, re-checks are available (and encouraged!). Please call the clinic at 608 -224-1400 to schedule an appointment.​ *Rechecks within 7 days of surgery are at no cost; rechecks beyond 7 days are just $10.  Additional medications, tests, etc will be an additional cost.

Please notify WCVC or your regular veterinarian if any of the following occurs:

  • Loss of appetite for more than two days.

  • Refusal to drink water for more than one day.

  • Depression, lethargy, weakness or pain

  • Vomiting after the first 24 hours following surgery.

  • Diarrhea for more than 24 hours.


  • Feed a small amount the evening after surgery. You may resume your pets regular diet the morning after surgery.


  • Restrict exercise. No running/jumping for 10-14 days.

  • High-energy dogs should be leash-walked and kenneled if not closely monitored.


  • Watch the incision for swelling, redness or drainage. Do not apply anything to the incision.

  • Do not allow your pet to lick at the incision.

  • Sutures are absorbable. They are buried and dissolve over time.

  • Keep the incision and your pet clean and dry.


  • Your pet has been medicated for pain before surgery, and will receive medication to be given at home. Please follow the dosing and instructions carefully.

  • Do not give your pet any over the counter pain

  • medicine. It is unsafe for use in many cases, but especially following surgery.

  • If you feel that your pet is still exceptionally painful after the 3 (three) days of take home medication is gone, please call the clinic.

Feral Cats

  • Must be kept confined at indoor temperatures (60 to 70 degrees F) for 48 hours before being re-released.

  • Be sure that they are eating and drinking before release.

Did you know....??

All surgery patients receive a small green tattoo to show they have already been spayed/neutered?  The purpose of this tattoo is to prevent unnecessary surgeries in the future.

24 HOUR/EMERGENCY CARE CLINICS  If you need help after hours (all costs are your responsibility):

VCA- Vet ER Services- East


4902 East Broadway,
Madison, WI 53716

VCA- Vet ER Services- West


1612 N. High Point Road, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562




229 Beltline Hwy,
Madison, WI 53713


UW Madison Veterinary

608-263-7600 or 800-386-8684

2015 Linden Dr,
Madison, WI 53706


PAW Health Network - 24 Hour Animal Care Center


1440 Kronenwetter Dr

Mosinee, WI 54455

BluePearl Pet Hospital of Appleton


4706 New Horizons Blvd,
Appleton, WI 54914

BluePearl Pet Hospital of Glendale


2100 W. SIlver Springs Dr,
Glendale, WI 53209

BluePearl Pet Hospital of Green Bay


2141 Lime Kiln Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304

WVRC- Racine/Kenosha


1123 58th Avenue
Somers, WI 53144

WVRC- Waukesha


360 Bluemound Rd,
Waukesha, WI 53188

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