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 703-956-6290.
Our hospital is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We are closed on Sundays.
Yes, patients are seen by appointment and based on the doctors’ schedules.
We accept cash, check, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa.
Payment is required at the time of service.
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately five to six 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.
This is a blood test that is run 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.
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have 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
• 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
• Decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens