Presurgical Visits

This handsome boy is here for a very important visit – his presurgical appointment before his neuter surgery. This is an important visit because it allows our team to review your pet’s medical history, current health and genetic risks. With this information, we can create a surgical plan unique to your pet.
Dobermans are genetically predisposed to a condition called von Willebrand disease. This disease compromises the natural blood clotting ability of the pet, which can be dangerous during surgery. Today, we are sending out a small blood sample to the lab to test for this condition. If he is affected, we can take special precautions to keep him safe through his surgery.