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 (902)859-2441.
- What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sundays.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Any non-urgent walk-ins will be asked to return during an available appointment slot.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, as well as LendCare Veterinary Financing (pending approval)
- Can I make payments?
No, full payment is required at the time of service.
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering is recommended between 6 and 18 months of age, depending on the sex and size of the patient. 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 pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended and in some cases mandatory 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 for organ function and blood counts. 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 non-absorbable sutures require them to be removed 10-14 days following 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 your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreased risk of developing mammary Cancer, as well as decreased incidence of cystic ovarian disease and uterine infections. Spaying and neutering also decreasing the desire to roam , decreases the incidence of prostate disease, helps prevent spraying and urine marking, reduces the incidence of anal tumours, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- Do you board pets?
No, we do not board pets.
- What are your kennels like?
We have separate kennel rooms for cats and dogs. Our kennels are stainless steal and vary in size. We also have an extra large run for big dogs with a window in it. Your pet will have blankets and cats will also have a litterbox and materials to hide behind if desired.