PLEASE READ AND INITIAL IN FRONT OF EACH APPLICABLE STATEMENT IN THE SPACE PROVIDED
I, the undersigned, owner or responsible party of the admitted patient, hereby authorize the veterinarians of the Edmonton West Animal Hospital & Spay/Neuter Centre (and whomever they may designate as assistants) to administer such treatments as necessary, and to perform surgical procedures and additional procedures as are therapeutically and/or diagnostically necessary as indicated by findings during medical evaluation. Since general anaesthesia or sedation is required in these surgical procedures, I understand and accept that there are always inherent surgical and/or anesthetic complication risks, including death of the patient.
The following options can help to reduce the risk associated with anaesthesia and maximize patient safety. We highly recommend these measures for every patient having a surgical procedure.
Pre-anaesthetic blood screen: the risk of anaesthesia complication is higher in animals with health problems. We recommend pre- anaesthetic blood screen for every patient having a surgical procedure. This checks for subclinical disease (hidden problems) not apparent on physical examination. On the basis of this blood work we can tailor your pet's anesthetic, pain management and recovery protocols to her/his individual needs. The fee for pre anaesthetic blood screen is $100.00.