FAQ

Veterinary Services

How do I schedule a veterinary appointment?

To schedule veterinary services for your pet, visit our contact us page, or call us today!

How often should my pet have a checkup?

We recommend that your pet have, at a minimum, an annual veterinary checkup.

How often does my pet need blood work performed?

Your pet should have blood work performed annually as a component of our routine veterinary services.

Does my indoor pet need heartworm prevention medication?

Yes. A common misconception among pet owners is that if their animal lives exclusively indoors they do not need heartworm prevention medication.

What vaccinations does my pet need?

Necessary vaccinations vary by pet species. Below is a list of pet vaccinations that are absolutely necessary for dogs and cats:

What veterinary services does your clinic provide?

We provide a comprehensive selection of veterinary services.

Do I need an appointment for general veterinary services?

Appointments are preferred for our veterinary services, but we will try to accommodate walk-ins if time permits.

Pet Dentistry

How do I schedule a dental appointment for my pet?

To schedule a dental appointment for your pet, visit our contact us page, or call us today!

Should I brush my pet’s teeth?

Yes. Brushing your pet’s teeth helps remove plaque, which causes tooth decay.

How often should I have my pets teeth cleaned?

We generally recommend that at a minimum, your pet have an annual dental cleaning.

Does my pet need a dental specialist?

We can perform many animal dentistry services in house that ordinary veterinary hospitals cannot, so you may be able to avoid the added expense of taking your pet to an animal dentistry specialist.

What should I do if my pet has a broken tooth?

Broken teeth are common among pets. Several species of animals are notorious for chewing on objects, which can ultimately lead to broken teeth.

What should I do to protect my pet’s dental health?

Maintaining proper dental health for your pet is an important component of being a pet owner. Regular teeth brushing and the benefits are two fold

Will my pet be in pain after the procedure(s)?

Germantown Veterinary Clinic uses anesthesia to minimize or remove all discomfort for your pet during dental procedures.

Are you trained to perform pet dentistry?

Yes.

How do you clean my pet’s teeth?

Since most animals will not sit still for the length of time or discomfort required for pet dentistry services, anesthesia is required.

Veterinary Surgery

How do I schedule a veterinary surgery appointment?

To schedule veterinary services for your pet, visit our contact us page, or call us today!

How is my pet’s pain managed after surgery?

Post-surgery, we can prescribe pain medications if your pet needs them.

What happens if my pet injures the surgery site?

If you suspect your pet has re-injured the surgical site, call us immediately for advice.

My pet won’t eat after surgery, is this normal?

Decreased appetite is common after surgery, so do not become alarmed if your pet appears to have lost his or her normal appetite after operation.

How long after surgery will my pet be able to go home?

The length of time after surgery before you pet can return home depends on the procedure.

How will you manage my pet’s pain during surgery?

We believe in minimizing your pet’s pain as much as possible during and after surgery. Proper pain management will make your pet more comfortable and speed healing.

What veterinary surgery services do you perform?

We perform several kinds of surgical procedures for dogs and cats. Contact us for more information.

Is anesthesia safe for my pet?

Anesthesia is safe for most pets, but we will give your pet a check-up before surgery to ensure they can safely be given anesthesia.

How should I prepare my pet for surgery?

It is important that veterinary surgery procedures are performed on an empty stomach to reduce the chances of your pet vomiting during or after anesthesia is administered.

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