Below is a spreadsheet with surgery dates and times. It is alphabetized by your first name, with your fosters in the middle column and your surgery date on the right. I try my best to schedule by when I think animals will be two pounds if they aren't yet, and who's been in foster longest (and ready for surgery).
Our drop off time is 7:30-8am at the Admitting doors morning of surgery. If you want to keep your fosters after surgery to adopt them from your home via Zoom, or they have adopters lined up (yourself or otherwise), please let me know and I will note appropriately so we know who will end up leaving.
IF THE DATE OF THE SURGERY DOES NOT WORK: Please let me know as soon as you can and we can figure out the next best date.
IF THE DROP OFF TIME DOES NOT WORK: Please let me know and we can brainstorm what best works for you. We are able to do a bit later of a drop off time if absolutely necessary, and if we can have your help getting their most recent weights the night prior to surgery. This ensures vet staff can still get their drugs together without them being there. Sometimes we can do the day prior to surgery as well for drop off. Just let me know, and we can chat and figure out how to work best with your schedule.
IF YOUR FOSTER(S) IS NOT 2 POUNDS BY THE DAY OF SURGERY: Please let me know so we can reschedule them (single or multiple depending on the litter/situation). We cannot fix them if they are under two pounds. Some of you have fosters that are ill and/or very underweight, but of age, so I tried my best to figure out when I think they'll be ready. Illnesses happen that stall our little one's growth unexpectedly so if we have to give them more time to grow and get healthy, we will.
Below is also the surgery day instructions (which include food/water intake instructions) and post-operative surgery instructions if you end up taking your foster back home. Please review these and save them in a place to remember if you have to come back to them!
Fosters are to schedule their fosters for their vaccine boosters. If you are bringing more than one litter, please let us know via email or in your appointment slot. If you aren't able to figure out how to schedule your animals, or have questions/concerns about time frames, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: You can schedule a few appointments out at a time for your young animals that are due as long as they are spaced out every 2 weeks if that is better for planning on your schedule. If you have a larger litter of kittens, your appointment may go past the appointment slot if they are due for everything (FeLV test, dewormers, vaccines, microchips, revolution) but I will try my best to keep it in the 30 minute time frame.
Note 2: If your animal is due for vaccines around the time of their surgery (within 4 weeks after their due date), we can combine trips and do their vaccines while they're under for surgery. Please email with questions in regards to this.
Adults (5+ months): If your adult foster is due for vaccines after you take them into your home, you will be alerted when they are due (2 weeks after initial vaccine at intake) at send out and when they need to get their vaccine by. After their 2nd booster, they are good for the next year and do not need to be scheduled again for boosters. THIS INCLUDES MOM CATS.
Puppies/Kittens (Less than 5 months): Your foster will be due for vaccines every 2 weeks(no earlier, must be at least two weeks in between each booster) starting at 1 pound, 1 month old, until they are 20 weeks/5 months old. They need to get their vaccine at the latest 2 weeks after they are due for their next booster. If you are fostering neonates and notice they are coming close to 1 pound, or are over 1 pound, please schedule them for their first medical appointment and start every 2 week scheduling from that date.