FAQs

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked.

1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital hours can be found here >

2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment only, request an online appointment here.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit.

4. Can I make payments?
Payment in full is required at the time of service.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is highly recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a panel of blood tests that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions of your pet, screening for any evidence of kidney or liver disease. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 7- 14 days following the surgery.

8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate disease later in life, helping to prevent spraying and marking, and decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (410) 866-6100.