Katoomba Veterinary Clinic

59 Waratah street
Katoomba, NSW 2780

(024)782-3273

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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 Katoomba Veterinary Clinic.



1. What are the Hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm. On Saturdays we are open from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.

 

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

 

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Eftpos and Cheque.

 

4. Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service.

 

5. At what age can I have my pet desexed?

   Desexing can be done from 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.

 

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 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 in at risk patients.

 

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

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

 

8.  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 desexed. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumours 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.

 

9.  Do you board pets?

   No, we do not offer boarding as we prefer to dedicate our time to providing quality medical and surgical care. We can recommend local places to board your pet. please contact us for their numbers.

 

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