Pets First Veterinary Center

924 Haverford Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610)525-5041

www.petsfirstvetcenter.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some question that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions , please feel free to give us a call at 610 525 5041, we will be happy to answer them.  

1. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment, however will certainly try to fit you in. Our appointments are 30 minutes long to give a thorough exam and to have all your concerns addressed.

2. What form of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Check, CareCredit, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

3. Do you have payment plans?

    Payment is required at the time of service, but we do accept CareCredit.

4. 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 pre-anesthetic blood screen is required  prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Safety is our highest priority.

5.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

   This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to any 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.

6. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

   Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10 to 14 days following the surgery. Most spays and neuters will not require suture removal due to the use of surgical skin glue.

7.  Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

    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.

8. What are the advantages of neutering my male dog or cat?

    You are decreasing his 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.

9.  Do you board pets?

     We generally don't  board, but will be happy to refer you to pet sitters and other facilities that do.