NOTE: Bridger Veterinary Specialists is a “FAX FREE” hospital. We only accept emailed records or your clients may hand carry hard copy radiographs and written records if you are unable to scan/ email.
There is often a broad range depending on the amount of time in surgery, the medications required and the number of days patients stay overnight. It is our general philosophy to overestimate and refund vs. underestimate and surprise. It is always our preference to keep patients hospitalized for a night after surgery but often perform outpatient surgery at the clients request or if we feel it is in the best interest of the patient. We will always offer clients options to try to make surgery affordable for them. If at any time you have ay questions regarding a specific case we are happy to consult ahead of time and try to give as accurate of an estimate as possible.
Medial to lateral radiograph with affected limb placed down. The stifle and tarsus are at 90 degrees and both joints can be seen.
PA radiograph: The patella is central with fabella equally split. Both tarsus and stifle can be seen on the radiograph. The limb is allowed to sit “naturally” with no torsion placed during positioning.
We will provide you with a copy of the discharge instructions provided to the client and a summary of the care. It is our preference to see clients through the recovery period. If distance makes follow-up with your clinic preferable to the client, you may email radiographs for our interpretation at no charge. Typical recheck radiograph times are 6-8 weeks.