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Sunray Animal Clinic

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FAQs

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1. What are the hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Wednesday from 8 am to 6 pm, and Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm. On Saturdays, we are open from 8 am until 10 a.m. The clinic is closed Sunday.

2. Do I need to have an appointment for my pet to be seen?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Exceptions can be made for emergencies.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover Card, and CareCredit

4. Can I arrange a payment plan to discharge my bill?
Payment is required at time of service.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately six months of age. Some dogs may benefit from waiting until they’re older, which is something to discuss with your Sunray vet. Your pet is given an exam prior to the procedure to determine whether or not they’re healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery.

6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run in our clinic prior to surgery. It measures organ and clotting function, as well as your pet’s overall blood count. The pre-anesthetic screening is done to make sure your pet is healthy enough for surgery and will be able to recover post-op.

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?
We usually use absorbable sutures that dissolve on their own 10-14 days after 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 your pet spayed or neutered. The advantages to these procedures include a decreased chance of breast tumors, cystic ovaries, and uterine infections in female pets later in life, as well as a reduction in prostate cancer in male pets. Fixing your cat or dog also cuts down on problematic behaviors like roaming, spraying and marking. And it cuts down on the unwanted pet population.

9. Do you board pets?
We only board pets out of medical necessity. For example, we will board diabetic animals that need twice-daily insulin.

If you have additional questions not covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (207) 725-6398.