Skycrest Animal Clinic   5301 Route 83   Long Grove, Illinois 60047   Phone 847-634-3538
MONDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  TUESDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  WEDNESDAY 8:00 am - Noon *Closed Afternoon  THURSDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  FRIDAY 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  SATURDAY 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  SUNDAY - CLOSED HOURS OF OPERATION
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What surgeries do you perform at Skycrest Animal Clinic? We perform a variety of routine procedures that include but are not limited to: dental cleanings, teeth extractions, spays, neuters, cryptorchids, vulvaplasty, growth removal and biopsies, and gastroplexy to prevent bloat. How do I schedule my pet for surgery? You can schedule your pet to come in for surgery by calling us and our client service representatives would be happy to find a time that works best for you and your pet. Our veterinarians perform surgeries on Mondays (Dr. Locke), Thursdays (Dr. Wojcik) and Fridays (Dr. Govic). This is the general schedule and there may be times that a doctor will be performing surgery on a day that they normally do not or there may also be times that surgery will not be scheduled for a particular Monday, Thursday or Friday due to schedule restrictions. If you have a preference of a day or doctor that you would like your pet to see please just let the Client Service Representative know when you call to schedule your appointment. Do I have to do anything the night before to prepare my pet for surgery? You should feed your pet their normal dinner the night before surgery but after  10:00  p.m. you will want to restrict any food or treats. You will also not feed breakfast to your pet. They can have a minimal amount of water the morning of surgery. What will happen the day that my pet is scheduled for surgery? When you schedule your pet’s appointment for surgery with the Client Service Representative they will assign you an available admission time between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Upon arrival you will meet with your pet’s surgical technician who will discuss  the surgical treatment plan as well as answer any questions you may have.  The surgical technician you meet will assist the doctor for the entirety of your pet’s surgery. They will be right by your pet’s side as they get prepared for surgery and will monitor them throughout the procedure and through recovery. Surgeries are usually performed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the doctor performing the surgery will call you after you pet has woken up sufficiently from anesthesia. At that time they will explain how the surgery went and give you a pick up time which is usually between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. When you come to pick your pet up at their designated release time the surgical technician will go over all the instructions you will need to care for your pet when they go home. A lot of times this will include: reducing their amount of food and water for the night, soaking their food to make it soft, limited exercise and having your pet wear and e-collar. Do I have to do anything the next day? For most surgeries your pet will bounce back fairly quickly and act like their normal self in no time and most of the time keeping your pet calm and restricted will be the biggest task. A technician will also call you the next day to see how your pet is doing and check to make sure they have urinated, had a bowel movement and are eating and drinking normally so make sure to keep an eye out for those things. Does my pet have to wear the e-collar? What if I watch them the whole time? The reason that your pet is sent home with an e-collar is so that they are unable to reach their surgery site with their mouth. If they are able to get to their stitches there is a chance that they will pull at them or even rip them out. As your pet’s surgery site heals it may start to itch and even the best and most well behaved pets will get the urge to scratch their healing site. When they are wearing the collar it will protect them from themselves and ensure that their surgery site heals properly without being irritated. At first your pet may seem bothered or irritated by wearing the e-collar but it is better to be safe than sorry and keep it on so that they can give their body time to heal properly. Will my pet need to come back for any follow-up appointments? For most surgeries, other than dental procedures, your pet will need to come back in 10-14 days to have their sutures removed. We don’t want your pet’s sutures to be in much longer than 14 days so make sure to schedule their surgery at a time you know you will be able to bring them in for follow up. What if my pet has a problem when I get home from picking them up from surgery?   While we do not anticipate any problems when you bring your pet home it is always smart to be prepared. We are in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7:00 p.m. and on Fridays until 6:00 p.m. If you were concerned after returning home you can call our office at any time while we are open. If you notice a problem after we have closed, please call Veterinary Specialty Center located at 1515 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Their phone number is 847-459-7535. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to tend to your pet’s medical emergencies while our office is closed.
SKYCREST ANIMAL CLINIC   5301 ROUTE 83   LONG GROVE, IL 60047  PHONE: 847-634-3538
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What surgeries do you perform at Skycrest Animal Clinic? We perform a variety of routine procedures that include but are not limited to: dental cleanings, teeth extractions, spays, neuters, cryptorchids, vulvaplasty, growth removal and biopsies, and gastroplexy to prevent bloat. How do I schedule my pet for surgery? You can schedule your pet to come in for surgery by calling us and our client service representatives would be happy to find a time that works best for you and your pet. Our veterinarians perform surgeries on Mondays (Dr. Locke), Thursdays (Dr. Wojcik) and Fridays (Dr. Govic). This is the general schedule and there may be times that a doctor will be performing surgery on a day that they normally do not or there may also be times that surgery will not be scheduled for a particular Monday, Thursday or Friday due to schedule restrictions. If you have a preference of a day or doctor that you would like your pet to see please just let the Client Service Representative know when you call to schedule your appointment. Do I have to do anything the night before to prepare my pet for surgery? You should feed your pet their normal dinner the night before surgery but after  10:00  p.m. you will want to restrict any food or treats. You will also not feed breakfast to your pet. They can have a minimal amount of water the morning of surgery. What will happen the day that my pet is scheduled for surgery? When you schedule your pet’s appointment for surgery with the Client Service Representative they will assign you an available admission time between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Upon arrival you will meet with your pet’s surgical technician who will discuss  the surgical treatment plan as well as answer any questions you may have.  The surgical technician you meet will assist the doctor for the entirety of your pet’s surgery. They will be right by your pet’s side as they get prepared for surgery and will monitor them throughout the procedure and through recovery. Surgeries are usually performed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the doctor performing the surgery will call you after you pet has woken up sufficiently from anesthesia. At that time they will explain how the surgery went and give you a pick up time which is usually between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. When you come to pick your pet up at their designated release time the surgical technician will go over all the instructions you will need to care for your pet when they go home. A lot of times this will include: reducing their amount of food and water for the night, soaking their food to make it soft, limited exercise and having your pet wear and e-collar. Do I have to do anything the next day? For most surgeries your pet will bounce back fairly quickly and act like their normal self in no time and most of the time keeping your pet calm and restricted will be the biggest task. A technician will also call you the next day to see how your pet is doing and check to make sure they have urinated, had a bowel movement and are eating and drinking normally so make sure to keep an eye out for those things. Does my pet have to wear the e-collar? What if I watch them the whole time? The reason that your pet is sent home with an e-collar is so that they are unable to reach their surgery site with their mouth. If they are able to get to their stitches there is a chance that they will pull at them or even rip them out. As your pet’s surgery site heals it may start to itch and even the best and most well behaved pets will get the urge to scratch their healing site. When they are wearing the collar it will protect them from themselves and ensure that their surgery site heals properly without being irritated. At first your pet may seem bothered or irritated by wearing the e-collar but it is better to be safe than sorry and keep it on so that they can give their body time to heal properly. Will my pet need to come back for any follow-up appointments? For most surgeries, other than dental procedures, your pet will need to come back in 10-14 days to have their sutures removed. We don’t want your pet’s sutures to be in much longer than 14 days so make sure to schedule their surgery at a time you know you will be able to bring them in for follow up. What if my pet has a problem when I get home from picking them up from surgery?   While we do not anticipate any problems when you bring your pet home it is always smart to be prepared. We are in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7:00 p.m. and on Fridays until 6:00 p.m. If you were concerned after returning home you can call our office at any time while we are open. If you notice a problem after we have closed, please call Veterinary Specialty Center located at 1515 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Their phone number is 847-459-7535. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to tend to your pet’s medical emergencies while our office is closed.