Frequently Asked Questions
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 (765)832-5070.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 11:00am. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
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. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
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 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?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 7 to 10 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 decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.
10. Why was the name changed from Somerville Animal Hospital to Crown Hill Veterinary Services?
Over the years we have continually upgraded our facility, equipment, staff, and knowledge to make available for our patients the latest and best treatment and care options. The delivery of quality veterinary care has always involved the entire veterinary health care team, not just Doctor Somerville. The name change is a reflection of the continual change for the better and the team concept.
11. With the recent name change, has there been any change in the ownership, management, staff, or practice philosophy?
No. The ownership, management, staff, and our committment to making available the very best veterinary medical care to our patients and the very best service to our clients remains as it has always been. We continually strive to improve. Only the name has changed.