Preparing for your Appointment

 

Below you will find some information about how to prepare for your pet's upcoming appointment:

Office Appointments and Walk-ins:
 

Tip:  Make a "to do" and questions list for your appointment:

Before you arrive at the office with your pet, it can be helpful to make a list of topics that you would like to address with the doctor.  Sometimes, a trip to the veterinary clinic can be stressful for both the owner and the pet. Making a list helps ensure all of your concerns and needs are reviewed during your visit. 

 

What to bring to your appointment:

If you or your pet is new to us, or have been seen elsewhere, please bring any information you may have regarding your pet: vaccine records, medical history, blood test results, x-rays, etc. This can be very helpful when examining your pet. Also, keeping current record of your pets vaccine history is essential to ensure the safety of other pets in the facility, and the staff working with them. 

 

Other things to bring:

If needed, it can be helpful to bring a urine sample and/or a stool sample to your pet's visit. This can be especially helpful if there is a concern for urinary or gastrointestinal problems. 

 

Surgical Appointments

 

All pets coming in for surgery must have a recent exam with one of our doctors prior to the surgical appointment. Please bring any information you may have about your pet: vaccine records, medical history, blood test results, x-rays, etc. This can be very helpful when examining your pet. Also, keeping a current record of your pet's vaccine history is essential to ensure the safety of other pets in the facility and the staff working with them. Current vaccines are required for animals that are in the hospital. 

 

Feeding Instructions:

Unless otherwise specified by the doctor, animals coming in for surgery should not have any food after midnight the night before the surgery date, however, water is ok. 

 

What to bring for your pet during their stay: 

-If your pet is on a special diet, please bring it with you when you drop them off.

-Please bring any daily medications that they may be taking.

-We do provide bedding, bowls, and some select diets. 

-Small animals such as rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits: Please bring in their food and water bottles (we do not typically supply these items.) 

**We do advise against leaving personal items with your pet (toys, bowls, leashes,    bedding, ect.) in the event that they become misplaced or soiled. Leaving items with      pets will be the responsibility of the owner. 

 

Dropping off your pet for surgery:

Pets that are coming in for surgery are to be checked in between 8:00am and 9:00am on the day of the appointment. If you are unable to drop off your pet the morning of the appointment, you can drop them off the day/night before, during normal business hours. Check-in for surgery takes approximately 15 minutes. During the check-in procedure we will: obtain a current weight of your pet, fill out paperwork, answer any questions you may have about the procedure, and give you an approximate pick up time. 

 

 

Diagnostic Service Appointments 

 

If your pet is being dropped off for the day for certain diagnostic services such as: radiographs (x-rays) or OFA radiographs that require anesthesia, barium series, or blood testing that is done over the course of the day, the information can be found here. 

 

All pets coming in must have a recent exam with one of our doctors prior to the appointment. Please bring any information you may have about your pet: vaccine records, medical history, blood test results, x-rays, etc. This can be very helpful when examining your pet. Also, keeping a current record of your pets vaccine history is essential to ensure the safety of other pets in the facility and the staff working with them. Current vaccines are required for animals that are in the hospital. 

 

Feeding restrictions: 

Unless otherwise specified by the doctor, pets should not have any food after midnight the night before the appointment date, however, water is ok. 

 

What to bring for your pet during their stay: 

-If your pet is on a special diet, please bring it with you when you drop them off.

-Please bring any daily medications that they may be taking

-We do provide bedding, bowls, and some select diets. 

-Small animals such as rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits: Please bring in their food and water bottles (we do not typically supply theses items.) 

**We do advise against leaving personal items with your pet (toys, bowls, leashes, bedding,    ect.) in the even they become misplaced or soiled. Leaving items with pets will be the            responsibility of the owner.

 

Dropping off:

In most cases, pets that are coming in are to be checked in between 8:00am and 9:00am on the day of the appointment. If you are unable to drop off your pet the morning of the appointment, you can drop them off the day/night before during normal business hours.

*****If your pet is coming in for a Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test (LDDST)****** 

                they must be checked in at 8:00 am as this is an 8 hour blood test

Check-in takes approximately 15 minutes. During the check-in procedure we will: obtain a current weight of your pet, fill out paperwork, answer any questions you may have about the procedure, and give you an approximate pick up time. 

 

OFA Requirements: 

If your are dropping your pet off for OFA radiographs, please be sure to bring in the required paperwork and information for submission.

 

- Original or copy of your pet's AKC papers

- Microchip or other permanent identification information

- Fill out the entire OFA Application for Hip/Elbow Dysplasia Database form and bring in for         the appointment.  

- Be sure to fill out payment information at the bottom, otherwise, the radiographs                          cannot be submitted. 

 

           This form can be found by clicking the button below

           or online at the OFA webise at www.offa.org  

 

 

 

*Kindly give 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. Missed appointments without 24 hour notice may be charged a missed appointment fee.                                                                      

**All appointments are subject to change and we will do our best to notify you if there are any changes

Hopewell Veterinary Group, Inc. 

SERVICES

-Surgical procedures

-Diagnostic Imaging

-Physical exams 

-Vaccinations

-Preventative medicine

-Micro-chips

-More services can be found by clicking the "services" tab above

 

ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

230 Hopewell Pennington Rd

Hopewell, NJ 08525

 

Phone: (609) 466-0131

Fax: (609) 466-2314

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