Q: Why do I need to return for a recheck after the surgery?
A: Our patients' recovery and well-being are as important to us as they are to you, so we will usually schedule a recheck between 2-12 weeks. A recheck will allow us to assess a patient’s progress and healing. Our surgeons will re-examine the patient and in some cases repeat radiographs. Some surgical procedures do not require additional radiographs.
Q: What do I do if my pet shows signs of reinjury months after the surgery and the pet was cleared to return to normal activity.
A: If your pet has been seen at Sirius within the previous 6 months and you become concerned about your pet’s surgical procedure please call the office to schedule a recheck. If Sirius has not seen your pet in the previous 6 months, please contact your family veterinarian as they can also help address your new concerns.
Q: My pet is having surgery on Thursday and your office is closed over the weekend but I have a concern about my pet. What should I do?
A: If you feel your pet is having an emergency please reach out to your closest emergency clinic or your family veterinarian. We do monitor our emails and text messages over the weekend for emergencies and will try to respond over the weekend. These responses may take a few hours, so if the issue is emergent we do ask that you reach out to an emergency clinic.