Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In
What to Expect at your Appointment

Since we are a teaching hospital, you and your pet will meet a number of people during your visit at CSU. This will include veterinary students, residents, and our faculty members.  

Most Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Patients can Expect the Following at Their Appointment:

1. We will review all of your pet's information that has been provided to us, including X-rays and medical records.

2. Our Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist will perform a thorough physical therapy examination.

underwater treadmill

The Small Animal Sports Medicine service helps Zach use the underwater treadmill.

3. Our Small Animal Sports Medicine faculty member and resident will provide an orthopedic examination.

4. Once we have had a chance to understand your goals and your pet’s illness, we will discuss our findings and potential diagnostic and treatment plans with you.

5. We will provide you with a cost estimate and decide together what the next steps are.

General Recommendations:

These items are not required, but they may help facilitate a smooth visit.

1. Bring your pet's medical records, x-rays, or other information available to you.

2. Bring a list of medications (including dosage and size of pills) and special diet information.

3. Ideally, we suggest withholding food the morning of your appointment to facilitate diagnostic procedures or sedation if needed. Water can be given as usual.

4. Bring a book or a laptop. We will accomplish your goals as quick as possible; but, since we collaborate with other services for diagnostics, you may have to wait a few hours.