Instructions for Your Pet’s Surgery
Here at Highland Pet Hospital, we offer a wide range of medical services for the health care of our patients, including examinations, outpatient care, inpatient hospitalization for our patients who need more intensive care, intravenous fluid therapy, allergy treatments, behavioral counseling, oral and injectible medications and therapeutic prescription diet recommendations.
For those patients with medical needs which exceed the diagnostic and/or treatment capabilities of our hospital, our partnering with theVeterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois allows those special patients to have access to the necessary advanced diagnostic and treatment services required for their conditions.
Our pets are living longer and healthier lives because of advances in veterinary medicine.
We provide diagnostic services including blood tests, urine tests, fecal examinations for parasites, bacteriology, x-rays, electrocardiograms and blood pressure measurement. In addition, we use the referral services of Antech Diagnostics and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Illinois.
Highland Pet Hospital offers ultrasound examinations to aid in diagnosis.
Unfortunately there are some instances when your pet may need to be hospitalized. We prioritize your pet’s comfort during his or her hospital stay, whether it be for IV fluid administration, oxygen supplementation, offering a special diets, or just having a cozy place to rest while waiting for diagnostic testing.
Before your pet’s anesthetic procedure date, we will perform blood tests to ensure anesthetic safety. Anesthetic safety and pain management for your pet are not optional at Highland Pet Hospital, but rather an important part of every surgery we perform. Your pet will receive pain medications before and after the anesthetic procedures to minimize discomfort. No surgery is a minor surgery here. We treat each pet with the same compassion and care regardless of the surgical procedure. Each patient deserves to have great medical care!
Instructions for Your Pet’s Surgery
Please take away all food and water the night before your pet’s procedure by 10PM. Unfortunately this means no breakfast the day of the procedure either. We ask that all pets arrive at Highland Pet Hospital between 7 and 7:30AM the day of their anesthetic procedure. If your pet is on any medications please go ahead and give their normal doses with the exception of diabetic patients. If your pet is diabetic please make sure you contact our office for special instructions regarding your pet’s insulin administration the day of an anesthetic procedure. If you have any further questions or concerns, or would like to set up an appointment for an anesthetic procedure please feel free to contact our office online or during our daytime office hours at (309) 828-7722.
We provide emergency/critical care for our patients during regular office hours including IV fluids, supplemental oxygen therapy, blood transfusions, and many more.
We are also a member hospital of the Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean County, which provides emergency/critical care for our patients after normal office hours. Partnering with AEC provides continuing care for our critical patients as well as prompt comprehensive emergency care for patients with after hours needs. Detailed communications between Highland and AEC ensure coordination and continuation of your pet’s care.
If your pet has an emergency after hours, please contact the AEC at (309) 828-7722, located at 118 Greenwood Ave. Bloomington, IL 61704.