Every procedure we perform under general anaesthetic or sedation carries an inherent risk. Pre-operative blood sampling is very important to screen your pet for any conditions that may affect its ability to cope with an anaesthetic.
The pre-operative blood test can be carried out a number of days before or on the day of the procedure. We have specialist blood analysing equipment at our Thurles clinic and these machines can provide us with information on your pets health within 30 minutes.
It is our practice policy that all animals over the age of 7 years are blood tested before any procedure at our clinic. The results of this test along with your pets breed and age allow us to create a unique anaesthetic protocol for your pet