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 Telford Veterinary Hospital.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 7:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 9:00am until 1:00pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday and Holidays so our staff is able to spend time with their families.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. If your pet is sick there are scheduled appointments in the day for your situation, please call to see if we can fit you in.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, CareCredit, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Visa
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. We do not offer in-hospital payment plans; payment plans are offered through a third party vendor, CareCredit Inc., and clients are encouraged to discuss this option with a team member if they are interested.
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 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 performed prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test 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. When the situations allow, dissolvable sutures will be used to alleviate the need for a suture removal visit.
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 decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.