The Veterinary Centre

Henley and Twyford

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As a general rule we are in favour of neutering dogs, cats and rabbits who are not going to be bred from but we like to discuss the pros and cons of this decision with every pet owner before booking an animal in for surgery. This discussion may happen at the time of initial vaccination of a new pet or at an adolescent clinic with one of our veterinary nurses or you may book an appointment with a vet, specifically to discuss this issue, if you wish.

Having made the decision to have an animal neutered we will book a date for you. We carry out these operations every week day at our Henley surgery and we will book you an early morning admission appointment for that day, ideally between 8.00 and 9.00am. Your pet must have nothing to eat for at least 12 hours prior to admission but should have access to water right through the night. On admission the patient is weighed and receives a thorough pre-anaesthetic examination before being premedicated and settled in to a comfortable kennel.

After surgery the patient is monitored closely during the recovery period and, when awake enough to stand, will be taken back to his or her kennel and into the care of the ward nurse. You will be asked to phone at a specified time in the afternoon and by then we can usually predict when the patient will be awake and mobile enough to go home. We will make you a discharge appointment so that a nurse can run through post-operative care with you and answer any questions you may have. There will normally be two post-operative appointments, one 2 to 3 days after the operation and the other a week or so later.


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Henley Vets and Twyford Vets
The Veterinary Centre: 271 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1EL - Phone 01491 574490
Also at Twycombe Lodge, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, RG10 9JA - Phone 0118 934 0259