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 Grant Creek Veterinary Services.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. The clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Do I need to have 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?
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. 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 helps the doctor to evaluate the function of your pet's liver and kidneys and the ability of these organs to safely and effectively metabolize anesthetic drugs. This is one of many precautions taken to minimize the risks associated with anesthesia and 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. Benefits of spaying your female pet include decreasing the incidence of breast tumors later in life, and decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries, uterine infections and uterine and ovarian tumors later in life. For your male pets, neutering will help to decrease the desire to roam the neighborhood, decrease the incidence of prostate cancer as well as benign prostate disease later in life, help to prevent spraying and marking, reduce aggressive behavior and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.