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: Greenbrier Animal Hospital (952)542-1012
- What are the Hospital hours?
Click here for our hospital hours.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Please call our office for more information
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), CareCredit, cash and personal checks
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. We do accept CareCredit which can allow you to make interest-free payments. Ask our staff or click here for more information.
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering is generally performed at approximately 6 months of age, however we do recommend an exam with one of our doctors to determine the best time for your pet to have this procedure done. 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 and pre-anesthetic bloodwork are required prior to the time of surgery.
- What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that checks organ function, 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. An appointment is required at least one day prior to any surgical procedure to collect the sample for this testing.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 10-14 days following the surgery. Specific instructions for your pet will be given to you at the time of 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.
- Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We also can board birds and other small animals. Please check out our Boarding page for more information.