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      Date:   28 March, 2012  
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits

A new stray cat for health screening & spay

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
28 March, 2012
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 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) AT TOA PAYOH VETS 
A new stray female cat for health screening & spay
new puppy purchased has loose stools, now has blood in stools for 2 days, toapayohvets, singapore When a new kitten/young cat is presented for health screening and spay, the following will be the procedures at Toa Payoh Vets to provide the highest standard of care. This SOP defends the vet during allegations of negligence litigation or complaint if the puppy dies later.

1. HISTORY. Record all vaccinations done and dates and by whom. Dates of previous litters. Do not forget to do so.

2. GENERAL EXAMINATION. Demeanour. Weight, rectal temperature, pulse and respiratory rate. Capillary refill time., Abdominal palpation and other observations.

3. DETAILED EXAMINATION. FeLv & FIV tests, blood test (complete blood test) can be deferred till the cat has settled down 2 weeks after adoption. If the cat is healthy but thin and less than 6 months old during general examination, defer FeLv and FIV and complete blood test till one month later. Stool test may be done later. Other tests may be needed. Practise evidence-based medicine.

4. TREATMENT/VACCINATION/MICROCHIP. According to symptoms & vaccination guidelines. Two vaccinations to be given. Deworming. Microchip is advised to prevent ownership disputes in the future. Times and amounts given will be recorded.

The vet in charge of the case is responsible for details of time, amount and other information will be recorded in the case sheet.

5.  SPAY. Cats less than 6 months of age, <2.5 kg and thin, unless caterwauling, should not be spayed. Advise waiting till the cat has put on weight 1-2 months later and is more mature. Educate the owner.   

6. COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE OWNER IN WRITING. A veterinary report explaining the significance of the tests and case must be given to the owner on discharge. Phone calls to the owner to report on hospitalised cases  must be recorded in the medical case files.

7.  RECORD AMA (Against Medical Advice) the owner's rejection of advices of the test in your medical record. Failure to do so implies that the vet has not advised at all in cases of litigation/complaint. As Singapore is becoming a litigious society, I advise that the highest standard of care to be given and evidence-based veterinary medicine to be done at all times.

TOA PAYOH VETS WEBPAGE:
http://www.sinpets.com/cats/20120328adopted-young-cat-kitten-singapore_ToaPayohVets.htm

Caterwauling cat, Singapore, spayed, Toa Payoh Vets
Caterwauling cat, Singapore, spayed, Toa Payoh Vets
Many Singapore stray cats are sent to the vet for sterilisation by volunteers. Toa Payoh Vets
Cat spayed during heat. Double ligate uterine and ovarian tissues. Toa Payoh Vets
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