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 Northview Animal Hospital, P.A..
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. On Wednesdays we are open from 8:00am until 1:00pm and on Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. The hospital is closed on Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and CareCredit
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. The application for CareCredit is fast and simple. You may apply in our office or apply online at http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/ .
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 examined 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.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood panel that is run here in the hospital 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?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 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 decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do provide boarding for our patients. We provide boarding services for both dogs and cats. We also can board other small animals.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our boarding facilities are all indoor and are strictly climate controlled for the comfort of your pet. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets, food, and water are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own food, toys, and bedding if you desire. VIP (Very Important Pet) Boarding Services are available. These include twice daily outside walks, daily brushing, and daily playtime for your pet with a dedicated staff member. We invite tours of our facility before you decide to board your pet with us.