What are your hours?
7 p.m.– 8 a.m. weekdays; 24 hours on weekends and holidays.
Is your hospital wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Please inform us at the time of your appointment so we can assist you in any way possible.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, we do not make appointments. We operate like a walk-in clinic where the more critical / serious patients are seen first. It is always best to call ahead if possible.
Will I have to wait very long?
We’re always committed to seeing you and your pet promptly. However, if we have a life-threatening emergency you may have to wait until that critical patient is stabilized. This depends on the number of doctors on duty and the severity of the emergency.
What if my pet has to stay in the hospital?
You will be given a full explanation of your pet’s needs and an estimate for any diagnostics and treatments by the veterinarian. You will be provided with timely updates on your pet’s progress. Your pet will be monitored by our team of doctors, technicians and veterinary assistants to ensure maximum comfort and care. Please call to speak with the staff for an update at any time. If the doctor is with another client or in surgery when you call, they will be happy to return your call – one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will discuss your pet’s progress with you and will take a message as to when and where your doctor may contact you.
Will I have to leave a deposit?
Yes. You are required to leave a deposit equal to the estimated fee for the first 24-hours of medical care and hospitalization. Your veterinarian will keep you fully apprised of your account balance on a daily basis, and will contact you for authorization for any additional procedures and expense.
What is a Veterinary Referral?
There are times when your pet’s diagnosis requires an Internal Medicine or Surgical Specialist. If this happens, your veterinarian will discuss what is involved and will set up a referral for you.
What form of payments do you accept?
Payment is required in full at the time of discharge. We accept Cash, Debit, VISA, AMEX and MasterCard. If you have pet insurance, you are required to pay the bill in full at the time of discharge, and we will sign all of the required forms for reimbursement by your company. For those in financial need we offer access to MediCard (during business hours only), a third-party lending company. Please ask our staff for more details.
May I visit my pet?
Yes! We encourage visitation once your pet is stabilized or has recovered from surgery. All visitations must be prearranged with your veterinarian, and should last no longer than 20 minutes.
What do I do when my pet is ready to go home?
If possible, please bring your Pet Insurance Claim Forms with you prior to discharge so that the veterinarian can have them filled out for you in a timely manner. Upon discharge, you will meet with the veterinarian who will summarize what has transpired and answer any of your questions. We will fax or e-mail all information to your regular veterinarian, and you will also be given a copy of this. You will be provided with all pertinent instructions for care, medications, etc and a recommended recheck date with your veterinarian. On the mornings that we close at 8 a.m., you must pick up your pet to go home or back to your regular veterinarian no later than 7:30 a.m.