Ford's Prairie Animal Clinic

2530 Harrison Ave.
Centralia, WA 98531

(360)736-0212

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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 (360)736-0212.

 

What are the hospital hours?

Our hospital is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 2:30pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.

Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Care Credit, Mastercard and Visa

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 5 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. A pre-anesthetic blood test is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run 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.

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

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 2 weeks after the surgery.  Dissolvable sutures are often used for routine procedures and do not require removal.

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, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer, preventing spraying and marking, and decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.