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 ABC Animal & Bird Clinic.
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 5:00pm and Sundays from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Debit card, Discover, American Express, Mastercard and Visa
4. Can I make payments?
Payment 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 4 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. A complete blood count, IV catheter and post operative pain medication will be part of your pet's care. 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 blood test that is run in-house 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.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving external sutures require them to be removed in 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 and other cancers later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for dogs and cats. We can also board birds and other small animals, but we recommend you bring their favorite food and treats.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. We have a kennel staff dedicated to the care of your pet while they are boarding with us. The dogs are walked 3 times daily while they are boarding. We have two separate yards, one with grass and one with pebbles. Our cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Likewise, the exotic boarders are kept in a room separate the dogs. For any of our pets, extra playtime can be purchased. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own. If you have any questions or would like a tour of our facility, please don't hesitate to ask!