When you bring your pet in for a soft tissue surgery at our San Mateo animal hospital, we want to make sure you feel comfortable with your pet’s care every step of the way. On the morning of the surgical consultation, please make sure to follow all instructions to ensure a safe and effective procedure. You do not need to worry about medical records and bloodwork, we will contact your veterinarian for those. On the day of the surgery, we will meet with you to go over expectations and any potential complications. We will give you an estimate for when your pet’s surgery will be complete so that you know when to expect a call from the veterinarian. You will receive printed instructions for managing your pet’s care and health during their recovery. This will include important warning signs to watch for and suggestions for preventing certain behaviors. We will walk you through the instructions to make sure you understand them. Here at NPVSG, we work together with pet owners and their regular veterinarian every step of the way, from the first consultation through the healing process.