FAQs Animal Medical Center of Tyler
There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.
What are our Clinic hours?
Our hospital hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. We are open for drop-offs at 7:30 am and appointments are scheduled starting at 9:00 a.m. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Do I need to have an appointment?
What forms of payment do you accept?
At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 5 months of age. Your pet is examined and a pre-anesthetic blood screen is completed prior to anesthesia. We believe in taking every precaution to make anesthesia and surgery as safe as it can possibly be!
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 internal organ functions as well as the blood counts of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and to lessen the risk of postoperative complications.
Do you board pets?
We do not provide general boarding. We will allow medical boarding on certain pets with medical conditions.
How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?
Some sutures that are placed are under the skin and dissolve over time. Skin sutures usually need to be removed after 10-14 days, depending on the procedure.
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 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.