Macon Road Veterinary Clinic, P.C.

4398 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31907


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 706-563-6101 or email us your questions.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am - 12:00am and 1:30pm - 6:00pm.  The clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    No, appointments are preferred but we do see walk ins on an emergency basis.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Check, and all major Credit Cards are excepted.

4. Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service.  There are certain circumstances where we will allow payments to be made, but it must be set up prior to service provided and prerequisites must be met.

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 clinic 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. 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.

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 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.

9.  Do you board pets?

   Yes, we do boarding for our clients. 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.

10.  What are your kennels like?

   Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are let out 2-3 times daily to play in a large outdoor pen.  While in the pen there is always someone out there to play with them.  Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.