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 East Lincoln Animal Hospital.
WHAT ARE THE HOSPITAL HOURS?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Doctors will not arrive until 8:00am. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. 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?
Cash, Check, CareCredit, Discover, American Express, Mastercard, and Visa
CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
Payment is required at the time of service. Carecredit service is available if you qualify. CareCredit is a flexible payment program (interest free), specifically designed for veterinary expenses, that allows you to spread out your payments and get the treatment or procedures you want or need for your pet.
AT WHAT AGE CAN I HAVE MY PET SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
Spaying or neutering age depends on breed (larger breeds wait longer) and recommendations for each specific animal. 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. A pre-anesthetic blood screen is also performed prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
WHAT IS THE PRE-ANESTHETIC BLOOD SCREENING?
This is a blood test that is run here in the hospital 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 10 to 14 days following the 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, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.