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 (517)522-6789.
- What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. The clinic is closed on Wednesday. On Thursdays and Fridays we are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. However, if your pet is sick, please call and we will do our best to fit you in as quickly as is possible.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. We offer CareCredit as an option for those who need a way to make payments.
- 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, negative fecal and up-to-date heartworm test if appropriate are required at the time of surgery. A pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. You can find more information in our FAQ about anesthesia.
- 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.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Most procedures involving external skin sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery. Most spays and neuters do not have external skin sutures and do not need to return for suture removal.
- 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 decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens. Please discuss any questions you might have about whether to spay or neuter your pet and when to do it with one of our technicians or doctors.
- Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats and some exotics. All dogs and cats must be up-to-date on vaccines and other routine healthcare before boarding, though we can update these things while your pet is here, if needed. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet. Space is limited so we encouraged early reservations and a deposit may be needed for high demand times, like the holidays.
- What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are able to play at least 2 times daily in our fenced in backyard while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own. We are proud of our kennel and are happy to give you a tour of the facility before you book your reservation.