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 724-941-3900.
1. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
2. 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.
3. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
4. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 7 to14 days following the surgery.
5. Do you board pets?
Sorry, we do not have any boarding facilities.
6. Do you see emergencies?
In case of emergencies it is always best to call the clinic ahead of time to assure we are adequately prepared to handle your pets needs or if you would be better served going to a 24 hour facility.
7. Should I bring a stool/urine sample with me to the appointment?
We recommend bringing a stool sample to all yearly exams. Other samples are only necessary if pertaining to the issue your pet is being seen for.
8. Should I use heartworm and flea/tick prevention all year?
Our doctors recommend the year round use of all parasite and flea/tick control.