How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

At George County Veterinary Clinic, we believe that the best way to prolong the relationship you share with your pet is to identify disease processes early and prevent the progression of chronic illness, before it becomes a problem. To keep tabs on your pet’s overall health, it is important to maintain annual exams and blood work. We recommend an examination by your veterinarian every 12 months for healthy pets under the age of 7, and every 6 months for healthy senior patients. Those pets with chronic disease or mobility issues may require examination on a more frequent basis. We also recommend annual blood work profiles to provide a continuous record for our veterinarian to identify trends and specific areas to focus on in an effort to prolong the duration and quality of life of our patients.

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Typical spaying and neutering for most pets not used for breeding purposes is usually recommended at 6 months of age, however, there are several factors that help determine the best age for spaying and neutering. These factors include your pet’s breed (larger breeds wait longer) and individual health status. Prior to any surgery at George County Veterinary Clinic, all pets undergo a physical exam to determine overall fitness for the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery.

Spaying and neutering help with animal population control and prevent unwanted pets. Just as importantly, spaying and neutering can improve the overall health of your pet, and help in avoiding certain reproductive diseases, and some types of cancer.

What financing options do you offer (ex. Care Credit), or is payment expected at the time of service?

At George County Veterinary Clinic, we accept cash, debit and credit card payments. Sometimes an unexpected emergency occurs with our pets that is not within our immediate budget. If you would like the option of financing unanticipated expenses in order to provide the best care for your pet, we are partnered with Care Credit. You can find more information at https://www.carecredit.com/. Payment plans are not available and payment is expected at the time of service.