Surgeries and Dental Cleanings

Cost Estimates

Our reception staff is more than happy to prepare an invoice detailing what your charges may be. We will do our best to give you the closest quote possible, but we cannot guarantee your final charges. This is because procedures’ costs vary depending on your animal’s weight, what type of anesthesia will be used, what types of diagnostic tests need to be performed, potential complications, and a myriad of other factors.

Surgery

At our hospital, all surgical procedures must be booked in advance, and all pets undergoing surgery must have had an exam with our doctor before their surgery date.

We perform surgeries Tuesday through Thursday, and all pets undergoing surgery must be dropped off between 7 am and 10 am. This gives our staff vital time to run or review bloodwork, perform pre-op examinations, and conduct any other diagnostic testing that will help ensure your pet’s safety and wellness before going under anesthesia.

Pets that have undergone surgical anesthesia need time to “wake up” afterwards, which also affords our staff extra time to continue observing your pet’s condition. These pets will have pick up times that are later in the afternoon.

We know that it can make pet parents anxious to leave their beloved animals with us for the majority of the day, but it is important to understand that it is best for their safety and wellbeing. You will always be called when your pet is ready for pick up, but we are more than happy to give you status updates throughout the day! At the time of pick up, you will have a conference in the office with Dr. Rossi to discuss both the procedure and care going forward.

It is important that you do not give your pet food or water after midnight the night before their surgery.

If you’d like to submit your Surgery Release Form prior to your appointment, check out our Forms Page.

Dental Cleanings

We book dental cleanings Tuesday through Friday. All pets getting dental cleanings must be dropped off between 7 am and 10 am. This gives our staff vital time to review blood work, perform pre-op examinations, and conduct any diagnostic testing that will help ensure your pet’s safety and wellness before going under anesthesia.

Pets that have undergone anesthesia need time to “wake up” afterwards, and so we often have to keep these pets until later in the afternoon. You will be called when your pet is ready for pick up, but we welcome you to call and check in! You will have a conference with Dr. Rossi or one of our veterinary technicians at pickup.

It is important that you do not give your pet food or water after midnight the night before their surgery.

If you’d like to submit your Dental Release Form prior to your appointment, check out our Forms Page.

At Riverside Animal Hospital, we strongly encourage clients to consider pre-anesthetic blood work, particularly for older pets. Blood work gives us an in-depth look at your pet’s internal health, and tells us whether they are healthy enough to go under anesthesia.