Preparing for Your Appointment

Thank you for choosing Veterinary Surgical Centers (VSC) for your pet’s care! We know the idea of impending treatment can be stressful, so we work to make this a smooth, comforting, and memorable experience for you and your pet. Below, you will find registration forms and any key information to should know prior to your appointment.


Please complete a registration form and bring it to your appointment or email it to the location where your pet will be receiving surgery. If you elect to complete forms at your appointment, please arrive at least 15 minutes early.


  • Do not feed your pet for 12 hours prior to your appointment (water is OK). At times, sedation is required to perform optimal diagnostics. If your pet is currently on medications with instructions to be taken with food, please contact us and we will provide instructions.
  • Provide medical record and current blood work. Be sure to fax a copy of your pet’s medical record to us or bring it along to your appointment. We prefer blood work to be general chemistry/CBC and no more than two weeks old. Providing necessary blood work prior to your arrival will give the surgeon or neurosurgeon vital information about your pet’s health, which will guide and speed treatment plan recommendations. Please call us if you are unsure what blood work is recommended prior to arrival.
  • Send or bring relevant X-rays. Relevant X-Rays may be emailed to the location where your pet is receiving treatment, mailed, or brought along to your appointment. Please verify that X-Rays have arrived or that you will bring them to your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Our surgeons and neurosurgeon prefer to view X-Rays prior to your visit so they are better prepared for you and your pet.
  • Check out our medical team. Read doctor’s biographies and more.


We understand that medical care can be a costly expense for pet owners. We accept cash, check, and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), and financing through Wells Fargo and Care Credit with approved credit. Click the links below for more information and to apply.

Payment is due when services are rendered. If surgery is deemed necessary, you will receive an itemized estimate that we will review in full with you. A deposit is required at the time your pet is dropped off for surgery.