FAQs

The Little River Veterinary Clinic team makes it our goal to provide client education about all aspects of pet care. We believe that educated pet owners make better pet owners because they have the information they need to make the best decisions for their pet’s needs. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you to explore by simply clicking on your question to reveal the answer.

If you do not see your question listed here, we invite you to contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my pet need to be on heartworm and flea prevention year round?

When can I have my pet spayed/neutered?

Why does my pet need to be vaccinated multiple times for the same thing when they are puppies or kittens?

Why does my pet need an exam before every vaccine?

Does your practice accept payment plans?

Do you offer walk in appointments?

Do you offer grooming services?

Do you offer vaccine packages or puppy/kitten package deals?

Does your practice offer Military Discounts?

Does your hospital have boarding available?

What is required to board?

Can my pets stay in the same cage?

How much do you charge for a spay/neuter/dental?

Why do I need to run a fecal test on my pet when my pet is indoor only?

Why do I have to run a heartworm test if my pet is on heartworm preventatives?

 

Does my pet need to be on heartworm and flea prevention year round?

Yes. In our area we do not get cold enough long enough to kill all fleas and ticks. We have pulled fleas and ticks off pets in January!

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When can I have my pet spayed/neutered?

We spay and neuter pets at 6 months.

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Why does my pet need to be vaccinated multiple times for the same thing when they are puppies or kittens?

We do a series of shots to build up the proper immunity to specific diseases.

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Why does my pet need an exam before every vaccine?

We need to be sure your pet is healthy enough to receive a vaccine before administering it.

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Does your practice accept payment plans?

No, but we do accept CareCredit which offers a 6 or 12 month interest-free payment plan on qualifying purchases.

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Do you offer walk in appointments?

We are by appointment only. We can however see walk-ins on an emergency basis within our hours of operation.

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Do you offer grooming services?

We do not have a groomer on site so we cannot offer breed-specific cutting, but we do offer thorough bathing, nail trims, ear plucks, light trimming, lion cuts and basic grooming needs.

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Do you offer vaccine packages or puppy/kitten package deals?

There are no package deals at this time, but we try our best to keep our pricing very competitive.

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Does your practice offer Military Discounts?

We do not have a Military Discount in place at this time.

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Does your hospital have boarding available?

Yes. We offer boarding services to any pet with the exception of epileptic, aggressive, diabetic, and certain health issues. If you have any question on whether we can board your pet please do not hesitate to call and speak with a receptionist!

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What is required to board?

Dogs must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, and Canine Influenza.

Cats must be up to date on Rabies and Distemper.

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Can my pets stay in the same cage?

We do not board animals together, but we can walk family pets together!

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How much do you charge for a spay/neuter/dental?

We can give a very rough ballpark estimate over the phone, but we recommend you bring your pet in to meet with one of our doctors in order to get a much better estimate according to your individual pet.

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Why do I need to run a fecal test on my pet when my pet is indoor only?

We can easily track parasites inside our homes on our shoes from walking outside in grassy areas.

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Why do I have to run a heartworm test if my pet is on heartworm prevention?

Since nothing can be 100% guaranteed, we need to be absolutely sure your pet has not contracted heartworm before continuing treatment.

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"Little River Veterinary Clinic has always taken such good care of our dogs. Being in the medical field myself, I can clearly see their efforts to providing cutting edge small animal care."
Figg Family

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