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 Hampden Veterinary Clinic.
- What are the Hospital hours?
- Do I need to have an appointment?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- Can I make payments?
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
- What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
- Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
- Do you board pets?
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 7:00pm, Wednesday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday from 8:00amto 5:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 1:00pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. However we make every possible effort to see our own patients if they are sick. Please call us as soon as you recognize that your pet is ill and we will do our best to see them as soon as possible, usually the same day.
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Payment is required at the time of service.
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.
No, unfortunately our space is limited.