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 (803) 791-5575.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
For an up-to-date hours, visit our Hours & Location page. The clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Call us at (803) 791-5575 to schedule an appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa. Learn more about our hospital policies.
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. We currently do not offer any payment plans.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age, and sometimes earlier. Spaying is encouraged prior to the first heat cycle to help prevent breast tumors. 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.
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. Frequently there are no external sutures to be removed and will dissolve.
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, eliminating prostate infection, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Not at this time.