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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some questions/answers that we feel are important. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Bay Springs Veterinary Hospital.
Our clinic is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am- 5:30pm, Friday 7:30am-5:00pm. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.Times are available, by appointment, for boarding pick-ups and boarding drop-offs Saturday morning from 8-9 am and Saturday afternoon from 4-5pm, Sunday mornings from 8-9am, and Sunday afternoons from 4-5pm.
2. DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.
4. CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
No, 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 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. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Dr Bridgett Williams can now spay/neuter pets as young as 10-12 weeks of age. If you would like more information please call with any questions.
6. 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.
7. HOW LONG DO THE SUTURES STAY IN AFTER MY PET'S SURGERY?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 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 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.
9. DO YOU BOARD PETS?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We require that all pets boarding at our facilities be up-to-date on all vaccinations. This is for the protection of all pets boarding at our kennel.
10. WHAT ARE YOUR KENNELS LIKE?
We have both indoor and outdoor boarding kennels. All indoor kennels are heated and air-conditioned. We also offer an optional "deluxe" suite for the comfort of your pet. 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. Your pets will receive a complimentary bath if they board at least 5 nights at our kennel. Since we administer Capstar flea tablets upon boarding check-in and boarding check-out, we can assure you that your pet will not only enjoy a flea-free stay, but will not bring any bothersome fleas home to you and your family.