Frequently Asked Questions

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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 402-933-6800 or email us at

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday to Friday, closed on Saturday and Sunday.  Hours are  8 am to 6 pm.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
  3. Does the clinic see emergencies? We will take care of emergencies during the clinic hours, with or without an appointment.  We prefer to know emergencies are coming but understand that is not always possible.  After our clinic hours, we refer to the Midwest Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, as they are fully staffed and able to provide the best care for all emergency situations.
  4. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa
  5. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service.
  6. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
    Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4 to 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 are required at the time of surgery. Also, a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
  7. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
    This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic or sent out to a laboratory prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
  8. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?
    Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed within 14 days following the surgery.
  9. 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.