Surgical Consent Form

For your convenience, you can fill out this form online below.

The Value of Surgery at Newton Veterinary Hospital

  1. We offer you the choice of laser or conventional surgery for most routine procedures (spays, neuters,
    declaws). In some cases, the doctor may decide which type of surgery is best for your pet.
  2. Your pet is given a sedative and painkillers prior to surgery to minimize anxiety and any discomfort.
  3. A sterile surgical pack is used, just as in a human hospital, to minimize the risk of post-surgical infection.
  4. Your pet is on a heated surgery table to maintain their body temperature.
  5. IV fluids are administered during the surgery procedure to help sustain body temperature and fluid levels.
    This also helps to dissipate the anesthesia when your pet is waking up.
  6. Your pet has electronic patient monitoring while under anesthesia to measure their heart rate and the
    oxygen level within their body.
  7. While your pet is under anesthesia a complimentary pedicure is done.
  8. Your pet will recover in an ICU cage on a heating pad and a soft fleece blanket.
  9. A highly trained veterinary technician monitors your pet the entire time they are under anesthesia until
    your pet is awake and fully recovered.
  10. Your pet receives 24-hour monitoring while in the hospital.
  11. A complimentary suture removal is done in 10 to 14 days.

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Pet’s Surgical Procedures

Q: When should I admit my pet for surgery?
A: You may admit your pet any time between 7:15-7:30 am the morning of surgery with a doctor who will answer any additional questions you may have.

Q. How do I acquire an update on my pet’s recovery?
A. You can call after 4:00pm to check on your pet.

Q. When will my pet be discharged from surgery?
A. We recommend keeping your pet overnight following surgery in order to provide the best possible care. Typically, following routine surgery (spays) your pet can go home after 10 am the day after surgery.

Q. My cat is being de-clawed, when can he/she come home?
A. Cats being admitted for de-claw will stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days.

Q. Can my pet eat or drink the morning of surgery?
A. NO. DOGS & CATS should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight (12:00 am) the night before surgery unless directed by your doctor!

Q. Should my pet take his/her medications the morning of surgery?
A. Check with your doctor to determine whether or not your pet should take medications the morning of surgery. Some medications should not be skipped!

Please fill out the following forms before your pet’s surgery.

  • Pre-Surgical / Anesthesia Checklist

    Your pet must be up to date on the following
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  • If this is your pet's first visit with us, you must bring proof of the above vaccines or they must be given prior to the surgery.

    Also, please be aware that a physical exam is required for all first time patients. Please review and sign the attached Consent Forms and bring them with you on the day of the surgery.

    Remember, DOGS & CATS must not be given food or water after midnight (12:00 am) the night before a surgery!

    Our greatest concern is the well-being of your pet. Before putting your pet under anesthesia we will perform pre-operative bloodwork and diagnostic tests to determine if your pet has any special needs and is healthy enough for anesthesia. Our laboratory is fully equipped and staffed to perform these crucial tests and the results will be immediately available to review before placing your pet under anesthesia.

    The undersigned hereby warrants that he/she is the owner or authorized agent for the owner of the above-named animal and does hereby request, consent, and authorize Newton Veterinary Hospital, to care for, treat, or perform the procedures listed below.

    In emergency circumstances, staff members are authorized to provide emergency care as deemed necessary until further advised by the undersigned owner or agent in person by phone or writing.

    The undersigned further acknowledges that no guarantees have been made except reasonable precautions against complications, injury, escape, illness or death with the understanding that the undersigned will remain fully responsible for the cost of all services provided by Newton Veterinary Hospital.

    Payment policy: We accept cash, checks (w/ a DL), Master Card, Visa, Discover, Amex and Care Credit for payment of services. We cannot extend the privilege of billing services as this puts us in the position of becoming a lending institution.

    FULL PAYMENT IS EXPECTED AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE.

    I agree to assume financial responsibility for all services rendered.

  • Laser Surgery/Microchip/Therapeutic Laser Consent Form

  • Benefits of Laser Surgery:

    • The laser seals nerve endings, therefore reducing post-surgical discomfort.
    • The laser cauterizes small blood vessels. This reduces bleeding during surgery.
    • There is no physical contact between the laser and the patient, reducing inflammation near the incision site.
    • Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures reducing infection.
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We've Reopened!

We’re happy to report that COVID-19 infection rates have decreased enough so that we are able to welcome you back into our hospital with your pets. However, the virus is still a concern, so we will maintain some of the previous safety protocols.

We ask that you continue to check in by phone at 973-383-4321 when you arrive for your pet’s appointment or for emergency care. Please wait for a team member to come out and escort you and your pet into the hospital. Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival in the building. We ask that all pet parents to please wear a mask regardless of vaccination status and practice social distancing while in our hospital.  

Please feel free to come inside to pick up prescriptions and food. 

Clients who prefer to stay outside while their pet is seen are welcome to do so as well, and the veterinarian will contact you by phone.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Welcome back!

The Newton Veterinary Hospital Team