FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

Monday - Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturdays - 8am-12am*

The clinic is closed on Sunday

*We usually close one Saturday per month

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment, but we do see urgent and emergency patients during business hours. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit.  We also accept payments through ScratchPay.  We do not accept checks.  

Payment is required at the time of service. 

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Spaying or neutering is typically recommended at 4 to 6 months of age.  Dr. Boyd may have a different recommendation based on your pet's size or breed.  

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is done prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood count of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during anesthesia and surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Procedures involving skin sutures require them to be removed in 10 to 14 days following the surgery. However, many of our procedures are done using absorbable sutures that are "buried" in the skin, requiring no removal.

Is it a good idea for my pet to have at least one litter?

No, there is no advantage to your pet having one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, eliminating the risk of cystic ovaries and uterine infections, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate issues, decreasing spraying and marking behaviors, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

Do you board pets?

No, we do not provide boarding, but we do have some occasional overnight hospitalization. 

What are your kennels like?

Our dog kennels are all indoor, and exceptionally clean. The cats are housed in kitty condos with a shelf to perch on or hide under, in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets, food and water are provided for our patients.