We expect that all of our patients are spayed or neutered by the age of 2.
This helps prevent many life threatening medical conditions and is a
hallmark of responsible pet ownership. The exception to the spay/neuter requirement are breeders who follow the medical advice of our
veterinarians, as long as the pets are purebred and AKC registered. Proof
of AKC registration is required. We do not condone the purposeful breeding
of mixed breed dogs, as there are already millions of mixed breed dogs at shelters that desperately need loving homes.
Though owners of pets are, for the most part, free to elect which vaccines they would like their pets to receive, rabies vaccination is required by most cities and counties. Here at AHCD, all pets are expected to receive a rabies vaccine every 3 years. Modern vaccines are very pure and pose very little to no risk of causing health problems. Keeping your pet up to date on their rabies vaccine makes it much less problematic if your pet is involved in a biting incident or in an encounter with wildlife. Even indoor only cats can be exposed to rabies; rabid bats are known to fly into private homes.
Courteous behavior: We treat all of our clients and their pets with love and respect. We expect the same in return. Veterinary medicine is an occupation that involves daily drama and life-and-death situations. Interpersonal drama is simply not needed; life is hard enough!
Payment at the
time of service
Unfortunately, we have bills to pay too! Therefore, in order to remain in business,we require a deposit of the low end of the estimate for any given procedure prior to the service being performed. At checkout, the remainder of the balance must be paid. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Care Credit, and cash. We do not accept payment plans.