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 McEwen Animal Clinic.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and 8:00am-Noon every Wednesday. We do offer after hours emergency services for established clients, simply call the clinic phone number (931-582-3019) and your call will be transferred to the doctor on call. If our hours do not work for your schedule, please call us, and we will make a plan that works for everyone!
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
No, but clients with appointments are seen first. We always accommodate walk-ins to the best of our abilities, and daytime emergencies as needed.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Care Credit, Discover, and American Express
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. We also offer Care Credit, which even offers a 60 day same as cash option.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4-6 months of age, depending upon breed and size. 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 for 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 sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery. Not all surgery patients will have sutures that will need to be removed.
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 your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of mammary 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.
9. Do you board pets?
No, we do not board pets.
10. What do I do if I have an emergency?
If your pet has an emergency during or after office hours, please call the 931-582-3019. We always make time for emergency patients during office hours, and we do our best to provide emergency services for our clients after hours as well.
11. Do you offer grooming/bathing?
No, we do not have a groomer on staff at this time. Call the clinic for a list of local groomers.