A yearly physical examination is required, in order to establish and maintain the veterinary-client-pet relationship, especially as a requirement to dispense or refill your pet's medications. This annual examination may not be waived by the client, regardless of age, medical condition, or vaccination status.
We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, personal checks, and CareCredit. WE DO NOT ALLOW CHARGING TO A DVC ACCOUNT. WE NO LONGER WILL ACCEPT HELD-CHECKS.
To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your appointed time to allow for proper check-in. Those clients arriving 15 minutes late for a scheduled appointment may be asked to reschedule. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.
For your convenience, 'drop-off' appointments are available. A 'drop off' means you could bring your pet at the time that works best for you and leave him/her with us for a couple of hours. Usually we will ask you to 'drop off' sometime in the morning so our doctors can examine the patient in between appointments or at the time purposely reserved for admitted patients. Once the doctor is done, he/she will give you a call to go over the diagnosis and to give you discharge instructions.
For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date. If your pet is coughing or has discharge form the nose or eyes, please notify the office staff before bringing your pet into the clinic.
Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.