Frequently Asked Questions - Topaz Veterinary Clinic - Tempe, AZ
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 (480) 345-6500.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Topaz Veterinary Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. We are also open every other Saturday from 8:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Appointments are preferred but Walk-ins and Emergencies are welcome anytime.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is expected at the time of service but we do offer Care Credit.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering is most often 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. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is pre-anesthetic blood screening and why is this done?
This is a blood test that is run 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.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Sutures are most often removed 10-14 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 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 prevent spraying and marking, and also decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.