Do I need an appointment?
Yes. You need to call ahead to schedule an appointment. Booking an appointment ensures that there will be plenty of time for the doctor to examine your pet and address any concerns that you have.
How long is the appointment?
Our appointments are 20-30 minutes in length. In this time the doctor will thoroughly examine your pet. It is sometimes helpful to write down a list of questions before arriving for your appointment. That way we can address all your concerns.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash. Payment is required at the time of service. If you would like an estimate of cost for your visit, please feel free to ask our reception staff.
When do I spay or neuter my pet?
Spaying and neutering is done at 6 months of age. Pre operative blood work is done prior to surgery to ensure proper organ function. Your pet’s vaccinations need to be up to date to ensure they are protected against contagious viruses.
Why is pre-operative bloodwork necessary?
Pre anesthetic blood work tests organ function and blood cell counts of your pet. It is a safety precaution we take to ensure your pet is able to undergo anesthetic.
Is it a good idea to let my pet have 1 litter of puppies or kittens?
No. There is no advantage to breeding your dog or cat, even once. However, there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of mammary tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer and helping to decrease the surplus of unwanted kittens and puppies.
When will my pet's sutures be removed?
Sutures need to be removed 10-14 days after surgery. During this time you will need to monitor your pets’ incision to ensure that it is healing well and there are no signs of infection. We ask pet parents to check the incision daily for redness, swelling and discharge. Pets should be discouraged from licking or biting at the sutures. Sometimes, they need to wear an Elizabethan collar to stop them from licking.
Can I board my pet at your hospital?
Yes! We currently board cats that are up to date on vaccines and flea prevention at our practice. Unfortunately we do not have facilities to board our doggie friends.
How will I know if my pet is due for vaccines?
Adult vaccines are given on a yearly basis. We will send you a reminder card in the mail to set up an appointment.
My pet seems healthy. Are annual examinations necessary?
Yes. Similar to people, annual examinations are important in maintaining your pet’s health. Pets age much quicker than we do. 1 year to us is the equivalent to 5-7 years in your pet. Annual examinations help with early detections of ailments and diseases which can be monitored or even prevented with regular check-ups.
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