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.

Diet

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

Activity

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

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

Incision

  • 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.

Pain

  • 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

608-222-2455

4902 East Broadway,
Madison, WI 53716

VCA- Vet ER Services- West

608-831-1101 

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

 

MVS

608-274-7772

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

715-693-6934

1440 Kronenwetter Dr

Mosinee, WI 54455

BluePearl Pet Hospital of Appleton

920-993-9193

4706 New Horizons Blvd,
Appleton, WI 54914

BluePearl Pet Hospital of Glendale

414-540-6710

2100 W. SIlver Springs Dr,
Glendale, WI 53209

BluePearl Pet Hospital of Green Bay

920-494-9400

2141 Lime Kiln Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304

WVRC- Racine/Kenosha

262-553-9223

1123 58th Avenue
Somers, WI 53144

WVRC- Waukesha

262-542-3241

360 Bluemound Rd,
Waukesha, WI 53188