Why does my pet need to be shaved for procedures?

Jan 29, 2019

In order to perform a sterile procedure, it is necessary for us to shave the appropriate area. We shave as small an area as possible, and the amount shaved will vary depending upon the procedure. For most procedures we will shave an area for an IV catheter, monitoring equipment, and the incision site. Please ask a member of your pet’s care team for specifics on your pet’s procedure. It may look a little funny to you, but it’s for your pet’s health and safety. Remember, hair can grow back!