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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (706)695-4691.
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, closed 12:00-1:30. On Saturdays we are open from 8:30am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and Care Credit
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. If you need to schedule payments, we accept Care Credit.
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 recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a basic blood chemistry profile that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the liver and kidney function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery. Depending on the age and health status of certain pets, we may require more extensive screening. A surgery and anesthesia release form is required for all procedures.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 10-14 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 cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients only. We have limited boarding space for both dogs and cats. All pets are required to be up to date on their vaccinations. When needed, an ectoparasite treatment (for fleas, ticks) will be given on arrival at the owner's expense. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will need to bring your own cage and food for your pet. A boarding release form is required for all animals.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our dogs are outdoors in runs during clinic hours, weather permitting. The dogs are walked while they are boarding. There is no separate boarding area for cats. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.