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 Ivens Bronstein Veterinary Hospital - 610-649-4242 - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.In the event of an emergency during business hours, please call before coming over!
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering is routinely performed at approximately 6 months of age. Individual animals may be desexed earlier or later at the doctor's discretion. 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 ensure that your pet's body systems are all functioning as as expected prior to surgery.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Skin sutures are usually removed 10-14 days post-operatively.
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 you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include: decreasing the chances of malignant breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood (and therefore being hit by a car, lost, or stolen), decreasing the incidence of prostate disease later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and of course decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. 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, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 3 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.
11. Are you accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association?
Yes. We have been accredited by AAHA for 25 years, and we are proud to say that we continue to meet their standards for excellence.