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 (716)835-1700.
- What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesdays and every other Saturday 9:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment only.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and Care Credit are accepted.
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. 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 negative Heartworm tests are required at the time of surgery. A pre-anaesthetic blood screen is included when a pet is spayed or neutered at St Francis Animal Hospital.
- What is the pre-anaesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It screens for risk factors for anaesthesia.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 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.