Carlisle Veterinary Clinic Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions with 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 515-989-4075.
Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The clinic is closed on Sundays.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 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. Please call 515-989-4075 for more details regarding surgeries.
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 your pet's organ function, blood counts and clotting ability. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure 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 10-14 days following the surgery. Some procedures do not require sutures 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. In fact, every time your pet goes through a heat cycle, her chances of breast cancer increase. There are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast 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 to prevent spraying and marking, and decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.