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 State College Veterinary Hospital.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Appointments can be made starting at 9:00am on these days.
The hospital is open for additional hours for drop off and pick up for boarding only. These additional hours are Saturdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm as well as Sundays 9:00am to 11:00am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
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, Visa, Discover, American Express, 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 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 hospital 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. 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 your 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.
8. Do you board pets?
Yes, 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. Your cage must fit into one of our standard kennels in order to protect all the animals boarding.
9. What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 2-3 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food bowls are provided for our boarders, but we do recommend that if you feed a different diet than Purina chow, Hills adult maintance or Iams low residue that you bring your own food.