Chemotherapy Appointments

  • Chemotherapy appointments are automatically scheduled and the date is indicated in the discharge instructions.
  • We do give you a call the day before to remind you of the appointment.
  • Your pet can eat the morning of this appointment, unless we specify otherwise.
    • If your pet requires an abdominal ultrasound or an anesthetic procedure, we will ask you not to feed your pet after 10pm the night before. Water is always allowed.
    • If your pet is diabetic, he/she should not be fasted – please inform our staff.
  • You will be asked to fill out the Recheck form – this will inform us of your pet’s progress and quality of life since we saw him/her last. 
  • Chemotherapy patients need to be dropped-off between 7am and 9am and will spend a good part of the day with us. We will call you once the treatment is finished in the late afternoon.
    • Your pet will be examined by Dr. Sarbu and vital parameters will be recorded.
    • Bloodwork is submitted to the lab in the morning.
    • Any additional diagnostic tests discussed will be performed during the day.
    • Once results are available (around 1:30 - 2pm), we treat each of our patients, one at a time, to make sure that treatments are done in a safe manner for each patient.
  • During the day your pet is provided comfortable bedding, water and a litterbox for kitties. All dogs are walked multiple times. We also make time for some play and pet time with each of our patients. We typically do not feed them through the day, since each patient may be on a different diet. You are welcome to bring in a small snack for your pet.
  • We do see multiple patients in any given day and the days can be unpredictable in length. Your pet’s health and safety is very important to us and we do not want to rush through the evaluations or treatments. We do give you a call when your pet is ready to go home.
  • All pets must be picked up by 7:00pm, unless special arrangements were made prior.