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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 call us at (814) 632-9700.
What are your hours?
Our hospital is open weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Appointments on weekdays start at 8:30am.
The clinic is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for instructions for after-hour emergencies.
Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check (with proper ID), MasterCard , Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit.
Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
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.
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 and blood counts of your pet.
The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving skin sutures typically require them to be removed 10-14 days following the surgery.
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 you 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 decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
Do you board pets?
Yes, we provide boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats, and for small mammals (rabbits, etc).
What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked a least twice daily while they are boarding. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.