Front Range Mobile Surgical Specialists primarily perform surgeries at different veterinarian’s hospitals each working day. Therefore, our surgeons do not have formal office hours for examinations and consultations with clients and their pets, however, there are situations where this is necessary and some consultation options are available.
Often, your veterinarian contacts FRMSS to discuss the nature of your pet’s problem. Together they review the history, discuss any pertinent concerns or issues which impact the decisions that must be made and they form the best plan for you and your pet. As a result, surgeries are often just scheduled; however, sometimes it is requested by the client or by the surgeons to exam the patient before any surgeries are scheduled, but not all problems require surgery. Therefore, there are options available for consultations with one of our surgeons.
The cost of the consultation will vary. Please contact your veterinarian for a quote and the choice that you are most comfortable with. Whichever choice is made, our surgeons are thorough with their examination, and based on their many years of experience and expertise, they will thoughtfully draft a report with recommendations and options available to you and your pet, taking under consideration many factors which may impact your decision. Ultimately, they will recommend what is best for your loved pet.
A formal time will be established to meet you and your pet at the veterinarian’s hospital to perform a consultation and examination. This option is not discouraged, however, it can be more challenging to arrange a mutually agreed upon time that works for you and the surgeon's schedule because of the inconsistency with the surgeon's timely arrival at the hospital depends upon the nature of his surgeries for the day, where the surgeons are located geographically on a given day, and the variable travel time.
Your pet can be left for a period of time at your veterinarian’s hospital on a day when our surgeons are expected to be in the area. Between scheduled surgeries, they will perform a consultation/examination, and leave a report for the veterinarian with their opinion and recommendations.
Please note, our surgeons will not perform surgery on any patient that they do not feel surgery should be performed. They will only recommend surgery if they feel this is most likely going to result in the best outcome for your pet. Our surgeons will balance the risks against the benefits and advise you accordingly to the best of their knowledge. Ultimately, the final decision on whether to go into surgery is based on the educated decision by the client, the primary veterinarian, and the surgeon.