Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (309)713-9907.
- What are the Mobile Hospital hours?
Our mobile hospital hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Thursday, we are open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The mobile clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday. We see patients by appointment only.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment only.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service, credit cannot be extended by the clinic.
- 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 will be thoroughly examined prior to any surgical procedure to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and surgery. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork will be completed prior to anesthesia and surgery to further evaluate your pet's health.
- What is the pre-anesthetic bloodwork?
This is a blood test that is run in the clinic just prior to surgery. The tests look at the organ function and blood counts of your pet. The pre-anesthetic bloodwork is performed to help assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal afterward.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Sutures need to be removed 14 days following surgery, unless otherwise specified by the veterinary team.
- Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no health advantage to allowing your pet deliver a litter of puppies or kittens. Conversely, there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. In females, these advantages include: decreased chance of developing breast cancer later in life, decreased chance of developing cystic ovaries and serious uterine infections later in life, and decreased numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens. In males, advantages include: decreased desire to roam the neighborhood, decreased incidence of prostate cancer later in life, assistance in preventing urine spraying and territory marking, and decreased numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- Do you board pets?
No, because we are a mobile clinic, there is not a stationary facility needed for proper boarding associated with our practice.