What to expect at your visit to Animal Eye Care

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Call to Make an Appointment.

We evaluate patients by appointment only.  We have appointments in the mornings, afternoons and evenings on certain days.  You are also welcome to have your pet spend the day with us if it is easier to drop him/her off in the morning and pick up later in the day.  

What to Bring.

Bring all your pet’s current medications, even the ones they take for non-eye problems.  You however do not need to bring their medications for heart worms or parasites, just medications for medical conditions. 

 

Appointment time.

Most of our patients require 15 to 30 minutes to evaluate.  Owners often spend 30 to 45 minutes at our hospital.  While we pride ourselves on being efficient and on time, approximately 30% of our patients are emergencies.  As a result, emergencies can alter our schedule or prevent us from being on time.  When we know an emergency will alter our schedule, we will try to contact people with later appointments to let them know.  But some times there is more waiting than average due to emergencies. 

PLEASE BE ON TIME.  The number one cause of people waiting however is patients arriving late for appointments.  This can force us to be late for all subsequent appointments that day.  If you are running late, please call us and we can look to reschedule your appointment or find a latter time that day. 

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For Patients having Surgery.

Our surgical patients will spend most if not all of the day with us.  Depending on the surgery, we ask that patient’s arrive at our hospital by 9:30am.  Most patients are ready to go home the same day by 6pm.  But there is quite a variation in when a patient is able to go home. 

We can not guarantee the order of our surgeries as many factors such as emergency surgeries, the need for pre-operative medications, and the response to medications, determine the order and timing of surgeries. 

If your pet has diabetes mellitus, please BRING YOUR PET'S INSULIN.  You do not need to bring insulin syringes.  We will monitor the glucose of our patients with diabetes mellitus and administer their insulin as indicated.

Costs.

The cost to have your pet evaluated by us varies depending on what diagnostic tests are required or medications your pet receives.  But in general, initial examinations run between $75 and $150 for the average patient.