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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

970-565-7567


What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Clinic is currently closed on Saturday and Sunday, to accommodate people's schedules we are open late on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7pm.  We provide 24 hour emergency service for large and small animals.

Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express and CareCredit

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 at approximately 4-6 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.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, and the blood cells of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening 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 in 14 days following the surgery.  Most spays and neuters done at the clinic have absorbable stitches under the skin and do not require removal - as they will dissolve on their own.

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 infection 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.

Do you board pets?
No we do not board pets unless they are hospitalized for a medical reason.

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