Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Youngs Veterinary Partnership.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Tuesdays 8:30am to 8:30pm, and Thurday 8:30am to 7:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 9:00am until 5:30pm and on Sunday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. In emergency patients will be seen immediately but please call us first so we can arrange for staff to be available.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash and most major credit and debit cards.
4. Can I make payments by instalments?
Payment in full is required at the time of service. Full terms and conditions are available on request.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done from 2 weeks after primary vaccinations. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet 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.
6. 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.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures usually require them to be removed in 7-10 days following the surgery.
8. 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 your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of mammary (breast) tumours 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, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
We have a fully licensed FAB approved boarding cattery. We can at our discretion sometimes keep healthy dogs for short periods but would recommend the use of an approprite boarding kennels in almost all circumstances.