Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of our clients’ most common questions. If you have a question that isn’t covered here, please feel free to give us a call at 203-438-8878 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What are your hospital hours?
Quarry Ridge Animal Hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. On Saturday, we are open from 8:00am until 2:00pm. 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, check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. We also accept Care Credit.
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spays and neuters can be performed at approximately six months of age. Your pet must be examined prior to surgery to help determine whether he or she is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also, a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and 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, 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, and helping prevent spraying and marking. Spays and neuters also decrease the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
It is a blood test that we 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.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.
- Do you board pets?
Yes; we offer boarding to our clients. We have boarding spaces for both dogs and cats. We can also board birds and other small animals. We may ask you bring cage(s) and food for your exotic pets.
- What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoors. Boarding dogs are walked five times daily while they are boarding. Boarding cats 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.