Our greatest concern is the wellbeing of your pet. Before any anesthesia is administered, we will perform a complete pre-anesthetic examination to identify existing medical conditions that could complicate the procedure and compromise your pet’s health. There is always the possibility that a pre-anesthetic exam alone will not identify all health problems. This is why blood testing is required prior to anesthesia. This does not guarantee the absence of anesthetic complications. It may, however, greatly reduce the risk of complications as well as identify medical conditions that could require treatment. Preanesthetic Bloodwork: This panel includes: red blood cell counts, white blood cell counts, platelet counts, and a check on kidney and liver function. Some higher risk patients may require more comprehensive panels. If your pet has not had bloodwork performed and reported as ‘normal’ prior to their scheduled anesthesia/sedation, this test will be run the morning of their procedure. I, (or agent acting on owner’s behalf) hereby authorize Cape Fear Animal Hospital (or its agents or whomsoever is designated) to perform the above procedure. I understand that there are inherent risks with anesthesia and that a guarantee of a successful outcome cannot be made. These risks have been explained to me as completely as possible within reason. I also understand that Cape Fear Animal Hospital will do their best to minimize these risks through pre-anesthetic blood testing, using the most appropriate and safest anesthetics available, IV fluids to maintain blood pressure, and by using state of the art monitoring equipment. Furthermore, I agree to pay the fees for all services rendered at the time the pet is discharged from the hospital. Please sign recognizing that you have read and understand the risks.