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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Acorn Veterinary Clinic.
What are the Clinic hours?
Our clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, and Visa.
Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done after 6 months of age. Please discuss with your veterinarian the best time to spay or neuter your pet during your appointment. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
What is the pre-anesthetic blood screen?
This is a blood test that is run a few days or a week prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood count of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screen is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 10 to 14 days following the surgery.
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, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
Do you board pets?
No, we do not board pets. We do not provide overnight observation; if we feel that your pet requires ongoing observation through the night, we will suggest an appropriate local facility.
Can I give over the counter (OTC) medications for pain or other symptoms of illness in my pet?
Please contact us before giving OTC medications to your pet. Animals cannot always handle the same medications we take and in some cases these can be very harmful to your pet.