We treat dogs and cats, and Dr. Clow also treats basic health needs for rabbits, pocket pets, and some reptiles.
In general, we advise spaying/neutering most small- to medium-sized dogs at 6 months of age and cats at 4-6 months. In larger breed dogs, we advise delaying spaying and neutering until age 1 because some studies suggest that doing so may help lower the likelihood that specific diseases would manifest in your pet’s later years.
Following surgery, sutures are typically removed 10–14 days later.
No, we don’t board animals. We want to concentrate on providing excellent care while leaving pet boarding facilities to handle stays that are longer than usual. The majority of exclusively boarding facilities have workers on duty nightly to watch over the animals. We believe your pet will do better at a boarding facility that can bring issues to a veterinarian’s attention as needed since many veterinary practices that offer boarding lack the nighttime staff.
Other than nail trimming and anal gland expressions, we do not provide grooming services.
In order to have enough time to examine your past medical history and address any issues you may have, we typically schedule the majority of routine visits for 45 minutes and any new patient and puppy/kitten visits for an hour. Medical cases which may involve diagnostics such as bloodwork and/or X-Rays may also be up to an hour.
If this happens during regular business hours, call our hospital as soon as you can to let us know you’re bringing your pet in. We will strive to fit you in, or determine whether your pet should be dropped off for diagnostics. We advise taking your pet to the neighborhood emergency hospital if we are closed.