What to Expect When Your Pet is Hospitalized At LVS

  • What you can expect while your pet is hospitalized at Lauderdale Veterinary SpecialistsHaving a pet admitted to the hospital and away from home may leave you feeling uncomfortable. To help ease any feelings of concern that you may have, we would like to assure you that your pet is under the care of our highly qualified team of doctors and nurses 24 hours a day. Your pet’s condition will be monitored regularly through vital signs, food and fluid intake, and changes in medical status.Thank you for your trust. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your pet.

    Patient Updates

    Your pet’s veterinarian will call you at least once a day to update you on your pet’s condition and the treatment plan for the day. Due to the nature of specialty care we cannot guarantee the timing of this call however most calls are made in the mornings after patient rounds and exams between 10am and 12pm.

    If there are any serious changes in your pet’s condition you will receive a call from a doctor regardless of the time.

    Nursing Updates

    If you wish to receive a nursing update, you are welcome to call and ask to speak with your pets nurse. We request you do not call between the hours of 6am and 8am and 6pm and 8pm while shift changes are taking place.


    You may visit your pet while they are here. Visiting on the day of a procedure requiring anesthesia is not generally advised unless approved by your pet’s veterinarian.

    When arriving for visiting, please notify the front desk and someone will escort you to your pet.

    Personal Pet Items

    We ask that you take home your pet’s collar, leash, or carrier. We do not want to risk misplacing these items.

    You may possibly be ask to drop off his or hers special foods. You may be asked not to leave any blankets, towels, toys, carriers, leashes and any special bedding.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paper work

  • Bring records including x-rays, ultra sounds or CT scans
  • Dogs should be leashed and cats in carriers
  • We accept all major credit cards, cash, but no checks.  Care credit is available.