Feline Medical Center

3 Swimming River Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738

(732)212-1100

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FAQ's

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 (732)212-1100.

1. What are the hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Monday thru Saturday.
Monday                     8:00am till 5:00pm
Tuesday                     8:00am till 12:00pm. 
Wednesday                 8:00am till  7:00pm 
Thursday                   8:00am til 5:00pm
Friday                       8:00am til 6:00pm
Saturday                  8:00am till 1:00pm. 

 The clinic is closed on Sunday.
Our Surgery days are Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only.

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 and American Express

4. Can I make payments?

      Full 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 5-6 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.  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(stitches) stay in after my pet's surgery?

     Most routine abdominal surgeries (spays) do not require sutures to be removed at a later date.  All the sutures are buried under the skin and will dissolve over time. Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 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 kittens.

9. Do you board cats?

    Yes, we do boarding for our patients, as well as non-patient kitties. We do require all cats to be up to date on vaccinations and annual examinations (even if you are not a client of ours).