We see appointments from 8:00 to 9:30am and cut off at 9:30 to start procedures. This allows for no interruptions once procedures start and our patients have our full attention. During the consultation, you will first meet with one of our technicians who will ask you some questions regarding the information we’ve gathered from the medical records and what you’ve told us on the phone.
You will then consult with Dr. Gingerich. Following his oral exam, you will receive a Treatment Plan that includes details of the procedure as well as an estimate of costs. If scheduled for a consultation, we will direct you to the front desk for scheduling the future procedure. If you were scheduled for a procedure, you would leave your pet with us for a good majority of the day.
Depending on the order Dr. Gingerich feels procedures should be performed will depend on what time you would pick up. Pick up is generally sometime between 3:30 and 6:30pm. During the day, your loved one will have been taken on a walk and given lots of attention (we are a very small, hands-on staff).
You will receive at least two phone calls throughout the day. One call will be from Dr. Gingerich confirming the findings from the X-rays and letting you know about the oral exam prior to going forward with treatment and the other call will be from a team member letting you know your pet is in recovery and what time you should come to pick up. At the time of pick up, we will review pictures and radiographs with you as well as making sure you are completely comfortable with home care instructions.
Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is required and should either be done with your veterinarian in advance, or can be done the day of the dental procedure at our office. We also recommend that your pet has been evaluated by his or her general care veterinarian within the past 12 months prior to a procedure. Each pet is different and has different needs when preparing for a visit. Give us a call if you have questions! We are happy to discuss which recommendation we think is best for your pet.