FAQ

 General questions about MASH procedures

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Why was I told a date is full when it was listed as open?

In order to keep our prices low we keep our staffing levels to a minimum. Requests are NOT worked every day. Phone and internet requests are processed in the order they are received. It is possible a date won't be posted as FULL until a few days after the requests are received and processed. Please be patient and we will do the best we can to accommodate your needs.


Your pet has just undergone anesthesia and surgery. To ensure a smooth recovery, please follow these instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to read and understand these instructions.

  • Keep your pet quiet for at least 24 hours after surgery. No running, jumping, or playing. If possible, keep your pet inside for 7 to 10 days, going out for leash walks to use the bathroom only.
  • Offer your pet small amounts of food and water after you arrive home. If your pet is unable to hold down his food or water, wait until morning and try again. Resume normal feeding the morning after surgery. Your pet may prefer ice chips to lick the first night.
  • Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at his incision. He can do damage requiring further care at your expense. Elizabethan collars to prevent licking can be purchased at your local pet supply store or from MASH. Check the incision daily for swelling, redness or discharge. A small amount of swelling is usually normal (marble size swelling). MASH will inform you if suture removal is necessary.
  • Do not bathe your cat or dog for 7-10 days. Dry shampoos are available at your pet supply store if necessary.
  • Do not give your pet any medication for pain without speaking to your veterinarian first. MASH offers three days of pain medication for a small fee. Please ask us for information.
  • If any of the following conditions occur please contact your private veterinarian or MASH immediately:
    1. Loss of appetite for more than two days.
    2. Refusal to drink water for more than 24 hours.
    3. Blood coming from the incision.
    4. Vomiting for more than 24 hours.
    5. Diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
    6. Discharge from the incision.
    7. An open incision.
  • MASH cannot reimburse you for veterinary care.
  • Animals must be picked up by pre-arranged time.

Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital Phone Numbers:
Office and Appointments:  480-656-4479 or www.mashvet.net  Emergencies:   480-695-7975

We are not a 24 hour emergency service. If you are unable to reach us at the above emergency number you will need to seek the services of the nearest emergency clinic.

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  • Please have pets at the mobile site between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM.
  • Food must not be given after 10:00 PM the night before surgery.
  • Take away water the morning of surgery as soon as you get up.
  • Make sure dogs have the opportunity to go outside before check-in on the mobile.
  • Cats must be in carriers and dogs on a leash.
  • Cash Only at the time of pickup.
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    Upcoming Available Dates


    Thu, Apr 24th
    Queen Creek Cat surgery only
    Sat, May 3rd, @8:00am - 05:00PM
    May 3
    Wed, May 7th
    Goodyear OPEN
    Fri, May 9th
    Ak-Chin OPEN
    Tue, May 13th
    Apache Junction OPEN
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