All new Ansley Animal Clinic patients being dropped off for treatment, surgery, baths or boarding require a drop-off exam. This appointment is scheduled to allow the doctor to assess the condition of the animal prior to surgery or boarding and give you the opportunity to meet our doctors and technicians. In addition, it allows the doctor to collect any pertinent medical history so we will know how best to care for any special needs that your pet may have during its stay (such as diet or medications). The initial exam is important to determine if there are any serious medical issues that warrant precautions during sedated procedures. We schedule drop off exams on any new patient staying for surgery at least a few days prior to the surgery date; but, we can perform the exam the same day for treatment appointments or boarding.