I'm just dizzy from all those titlesAs fr as the other comment on "Things I would ask that vet if you didn't already"... I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not.
In any event....Thank you.
And just for you:
Dr. C.F.B. MD, F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S. (the double Dr., MD was a special pun for you)
Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not being sarcastic, quite serious actually. Where I used to work we had a reputation for being the "expensive" clinic. BUT we did full pre-op bloodwork, BP, pulse ox, fluids intraop, used Isoflurane and gave pre-op sedation and sent pain meds home and an e-collar and a recheck appointment all included in the cost for ALL patients who wanted surgery with us. It was a standard of care issue. Other clinics "charged less" but then asked the owner if they wanted to "upgrade" to include any of those other options - and then charged more than we did anyway!
I'm sure if you asked if you could watch many vets would say yes, heck some might even let you assist (although many private practice vets do surgery without any assistants at all - so I'm not sure how much you would do other than cut suture if they don't use Olson-Hegars ).