Before Surgery 

  1. No food from 8.00 pm the evening before your pet’s appointment (allow water overnight.)
  2. Bring him/her to the clinic between 8.00 am-9.00 am that appointment morning. Earlier admittance times may be arranged, please check with reception when booking your appointment.
  3. Please allow a few minutes at the clinic to sign a consent form and leave all daytime contact phone numbers.
  4. All pets that are scheduled for a GA will receive a basic (but essential) pre-anaesthetic blood test. On occasions it may be preferable to perform a more comprehensive blood test panel. Our staff will advise you and indicate costs.
  5. All our cat and dog neuters and spays include an injection to relieve pain in the immediate postoperative period. For bitch speys and dog neuters we recommend additional non-sedating, long acting pain relief, to minimize discomfort for the next 24 hours.

After Surgery

  1. Please telephone the clinic between 1.00 pm-3.00 pm to check when your pet will be ready to go home – most routine procedures are discharged between  4.00 pm-5.30 pm, but for some procedures the veterinarian may ask you to make a time so that the treatment can be explained. We are open until 6:00 pm weekdays.
  2. After a general anesthetic your pet will be aware and able to walk but still a little ‘sleepy’, so please keep him/her confined overnight and only feed a small amount that evening.
  3. Stitches need to be removed from cat and dog speys and dog neuters 10-12 days after surgery. There are no stitches in a cat neuter. There is no charge for the removal of the stitches but please book a time at reception.

Please note that accounts are payable when you collect your pet.


If you need emergency treatment for your pet after hours please call the Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic on 09 277 8383. This clinic is located at 15 Jack Conway Ave and is staffed by Nurses and Veterinarians all night, weekends and public holidays.