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 (519)658-4981.
- What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 9:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash, Direct Debit, Mastercard and Visa
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service unless prior arrangements are made with one of the Doctors..
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 5-6 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. Pre-anesthetic blood screening and intravenous fluids are strongly 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 organ function, blood counts and the clotting ability of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to help 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 that do not dissolve, require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.
- 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. These advantages include decreasing the chance of breast tumors, the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life. Neutering your pet will also decrease the desire to roam the neighborhood, the incidence of prostate cancer later in life and help to prevent spraying and marking. Spaying or neutering also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- I think my pet is sick. Can you tell me over the phone what is wrong and what I can do about it?
No, making a diagnosis over the telephone is not only dangerous, it is also illegal. In order to plan the appropriate treatment for your pet, it is necessary to make the right diagnosis. This requires a physical examination and in some cases further testing.
- Do you sometimes refer pets to other veterinary professionals ?
At Beaverdale Veterinary Clinic we aim to provide the best veterinary care available for your pet and at an affordable cost. Sometimes it will be necessary to refer your pet to a veterinary specialist. We do this always after a full consultation with you the pet's owner.