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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 Cacapon Veterinary Medical Center.
Our hospital is open Monday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The hospital is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Although "walk-ins" are seen there may be a wait.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Discover, Visa, and Care Credit.
We prefer the use of cash and checks to keep prices down due to the fees financial institutions charge us for accepting credit and debit cards.
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. Care Credit offers different payment options.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering should be done at 4 months of age. Early spaying and neutering statistically will reduce the incidence of certain diseases and behaviors. 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 required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is ran 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?
Most sutures are buried absorbable and do not need removed, but procedures involving external 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. 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?
We do not offer boarding at this time.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our stainless kennels are all indoor and sanitized between patients. The dogs are walked 2-3 times daily while they are hospitalized. The cats are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided.