Advanced Veterinary Care

1500 125th Ave NE
Blaine , MN 55449

(763)310-3500

www.avetcare.com

Frequently Asked Questions at Advanced Veterinary Care:

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 (763)310-3500.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday and Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Tues, Thurs and Sat from 9-6 pm. The clinic is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Contact Us / Schedule an Appointment
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, MasterCard, Visa and Care Credit.
  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 required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
  6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
    This is a blood test that is performed here in the clinic prior to surgery. It assesses organ function, blood count 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 10-14 days following the surgery.
  8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
    We have not seen any research that supports the belief that having one litter is helpful.  However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of mammary cancer, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
  9. Do you board pets?
    No, we do not offer boarding at this time.