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 Edenwood Veterinary Clinic.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday & Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. We are closed on Saturday & Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are only seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and Care Credit
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. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. We will do a pre-anesthetic blood screening before undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is draw and ran in the clinic prior to any 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?
Most surgeries have dissolvable sutures that will not need to be removed. Some procedures involving sutures will require them to be removed in 14 - 21 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. There are MANY 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 also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our kennels are all indoor with heating and air conditioning. The dogs are let out separately into a fenced in area, that is attached to our building, 3 times daily to go to the bathroom or just to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Blankets, toys and food are provided for our boarders. If your pet is on a special diet or on medication, we ask that please bring it along with your pet.