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 617.924.1616.
What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm;
Wednesday 11:30 am to 7:00pm; Saturday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Please call us at 617.924.1616 to schedule. If your pet's situation is urgent we will always do our best to see your pet immediately.
Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Care Credit, and checks from established clients
Payment is required at the time of service. Please visit the Care Credit website, http://www.carecredit.com, to learn more about their no interest, instant credit options.
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.
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
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.
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.
We are unable to providing boarding services at our facility.