An appointment is preferable so that the waiting time can be kept to a minimum. We do accept walk-ins as well. Waiting time for walk-ins will be at least half an hour. For emergency cases, a call ahead of time is appreciated to ensure we are equipped to manage your pets’ needs immediately on arrival.
While newly acquired pets can be brought in immediately for a health check, we recommend allowing your puppy/kitten to get accustomed to the new environment at home for at least a week before bringing them in for a vaccination. This will help you to understand the normal habits of your pet and if any abnormalities result from the vaccine, we can quickly identify them.
They can receive their first vaccine as early as 6 weeks. They will need 2 more booster vaccines 3-4 weeks apart such that the last one be given during 14-16 weeks of age.
They need to be on an anti-tick and flea product. They should be dewormed every 3 months if they spend a lot of time outdoors. Heartworm prevention is strongly recommended as well.
Yes. Heartworm disease is easily preventable. When dogs get affected, the condition is expensive to treat and potentially life threatening. If you miss a dose or a few doses of heartworm preventative, please consult us immediately.
We do surgeries on most days during our lunch break. Do schedule an appointment early as slots are limited each day.
Pets going for surgery will need to be fasted i.e. no food from midnight and no water from 6 am
For young pets less than 6 years old, a yearly examination is recommended to check for health issues that may not be apparent to owners. Once they are 6 years and older, these senior patients will require an examination every 6 months. During the examination, the vet will examine your pets’ eyes, ears, skin, hair coat, examine their heart and feel they tummy for any abnormalities. Feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with our medical team.
Aside from helping control the current overpopulation of dogs, neutering a pet dog generally makes for a healthier dog and a better pet. Neutered dogs tend to live longer and have fewer behavior problems.
Numerous studies on the behavioral effects of neutering have been performed evaluating playfulness, fear of strangers, territorial aggression, mounting, urine-marking, roaming and other behaviors. The behaviors that are most consistently altered after neutering are inappropriate mounting, urine marking, and fighting. These behaviors were significantly reduced or completely eliminated in 50-60 percent of male dogs after neutering.