Edwardsville Pet Hospital

423 South Buchanan Street
Edwardsville, IL 65202

(618)656-7656

edwardsvillepethos.com

 

 

1. What are the Hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Mondays from 8:00am to 8:00pm, and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sundays and major holidays.

 

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment. If you have an emergency during business hours, however, please call and bring your pet in as soon as possible.

 

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Check, Mastercard, Discover, Visa, and Citi Health Care Credit.

 

4. Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service in most instances. Alternatively, you may receive financial assistance through Citi Health Care: https://www.citicards.com/cards/portal/healthcard/nsc/content.do?screenID=5000

 

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

   Spaying or neutering our patients is typically done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet will receive a physical exam prior to surgery to help determine whether he/she is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. It is highly recommended that your pets are up-to-date on vaccinations 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 major organ function, blood cell counts and overall health of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

 

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

   Procedures involving skin sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.

 

8.  Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

    In short, NO. There is no advantage to letting your pet have even one litter. However, there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered as soon as possible. These advantages include decreasing the risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cysts, and uterine infections later in life. In males, we see a decreased desire to roam the neighborhood, lower incidence of prostatic infections, and a reduction in spraying and marking behavior.

Most importantly, the pet population is controlled, leaving fewer kittens and puppies without a home.