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 The Gap Veterinary Surgery.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment please give us a call on (07) 3300 1533
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Each appointment is Thirty minutes long. If you wish to have a longer consultation please ask the Vet Nurse when booking your appointment time.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa and EFTPOS. We also accept American Express and Diners Club though these premium cards attract a surcharge.
Can I have an account?
Full payment is required at the time of service.
At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 5 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.
What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run in clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting ability of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to ensure safety during anaesthesia and surgery, and the ability to heal following the procedure.
How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10 days following the surgery.
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, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also reducing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
Do you board pets?
Yes, we have cat boarding facilities. All kitties receive lots of TLC and cuddles while you have the peace of mind of knowing your feline friend is being cared for by trained veterinary professionals. This is of particular importance to those clients with elderly pets or those requiring medications.
What are your kennels like?
Our cat boarding facilities are all indoor and are housed in a separate area away from the dogs in order to best reduce stress. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.