Before Surgery

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Follow the steps below to prepare them prior to surgery

Step 1: Schedule an Appointment

Surgeries are performed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30am to 5:30pm by appointment only. Please call (219)922-3811 to schedule an appointment.


Step 2: Surgery Drop-off/Pick-up Times

Dogs may be dropped off at 8am and picked up at 4pm. Please leave your dog in the car until check-in is complete (unless dog is in a carrier).Cat drop off is at 7:30am and pick up is at 5pm. Cats must be in a secure carrier. If you do not have a cat carrier, you can purchase a cardboard carrier for $5. Feral (hard to handle) cats must arrive in a humane trap.


Step 3: Requirements

Your pet must have current rabies and distemper/parvo vaccines. If not current, vaccines may be administered at the time of surgery. Pre-surgery bloodwork is required for pets seven years or older. A negative heartworm test is required to receive a heartworm preventive.


Step 4: Pre-operative Instructions

  • Please do not feed your pet after midnight on the night before their appointment unless they are very young. Animals under 4 months of age can have a small breakfast on the morning of surgery. 
  • All pets can have water up until the time of surgery. 
  • Please bring proof of how you qualify for our program. 
  • If your pet is up-to-date on vaccines, bring your vaccine records.

We accept cash, credit, and debit as forms of payment (no personal checks).


Humane Indiana’s Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic
421 45th Ave. Munster, IN 46321