Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked by our Veterinary Hospital customers. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Oconee Veterinary Hospital.
What are the Vet Hospital hours?
Our veterinary hospital is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
Do I need to have an appointment?
While appointments are usually preferable as they will enable us to see you promptly, walk-ins are also welcome.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. We also offer Care Credit to individuals who qualify. Let us know if you have questions!
Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. We also offer Care Credit to individuals who qualify.
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. A basic bloodwork panel is also performed to rule out conditions which can be life threatening to patients undergoing surgery. Current vaccinations are required at the time of 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, 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.
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 if performed before the first heat cycle, 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.
Do you board pets?
Yes, we provide boarding for our clients. We have separate boarding space for dogs and cats. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.
What are your kennels like?
Our larger dog kennels are indoor-outdoor. Smaller dogs can board in these runs or in indoor-only kennels. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own. Feel free to stop by and take a tour of our facility.