Pre-Operations Directions for Rabbits & Small Mammals

Most surgical cases are treated as day care patients so that they may return home to you the same afternoon; however, occasionally it may be necessary for us to admit your pet to hospital overnight to monitor his or her progress, and administer any treatment, which may be required. You will be updated regularly on your pets progress and the cost if necessary whilst your pet is in our care.


If your pet has been unwell or their condition has worsened please ensure you discuss this with the admitting nurse. Food and water should be available at all times. Bunnies need to start eating again immediately after an anaesthetic so please bring some of your rabbit’s favourite food along to admission.

If you have any queries about the surgical procedure planned for your pet, please either ring or discuss it with the nurse at the time of admission.

If your pet is insured please bring your insurance certificate and an insurance claim form.

Finally, DONT WORRY, your pet is in good hands and our trained staff are there to see that your pet receives the best possible care and attention whilst in our hospital.

Admission Times:

  • Crossgates: Between 8am and 9am (at the side door)
  • Chapel Allerton: Between 8.30am and 9am
  • Dewsbury Road: Between 8am and 9am
  • Garforth: Between 8.30am and 9am


A nurse will contact you once your pet is recovering from its procedure, to inform you on your pets progress and to advise you of a discharge time. You will also be advised of the total fee payable at this time (please note that payment is expected at the time of collection).

Collection is normally between 1pm and 4pm but if you haven’t heard from us by 1pm please contact the surgery.

Post-operative instructions will be given to you at this point along with any medication and further appointments.