What are your hours?
Our regular business hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30am to 7:00pm; Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm; & Saturday 8:00am to 2:00 pm. We are closed on Wednesday & Sunday.
Where are you located?
We are at 9789-B W. Coal Mine Ave. From Kipling Pkwy. head east on W. Coal Mine Avenue. You will pass a Texaco Gas Station on the left and Mr. Biggs on the right. About 1/4 mile on the left-hand side is The Meadows Shopping Plaza. We are located in The Meadows across from the Montessori school.
What type of hospitalization facilities do you have?
For the comfort of your cat, our quiet cat-only ward has extra large cages. With a variety of cage sizes and runs, our dog hospitalization area can handle the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Great Dane. If a contagious patient should need to be hospitalized, the isolation ward is kept separate from the rest of the animals. The air is replaced over 12 times an hour and the isolation ward has its own exhaust directly to the outside to prevent contamination to healthy patients.
Can I speak with Dr. Georgiades on the phone if I have questions or concerns about my pet?
Yes. Dr. Georgiades makes every effort to return calls from our clients on the same day as they were received. Our nurses are also able to answer your questions or address your concerns.
Will you see my pet on a walk-in basis or by appointment only?
To provide the optimal commitment of time to you and your pet we would prefer that you schedule an appointment for your pet so we can promptly serve you, especially for wellness visits. We will also, however, treat your pet on an emergent basis, but calling first is still recommended. If it is more convenient for you, after a phone call, you may drop your sick pet off in the morning for examination and treatment and pick it up later the same day. Just as we make every effort to see each of our clients according to schedule, we appreciate a phone call from you if you are unable to meet your appointment with us.
What plants are dangerous to my pet?
Protect your pet from the dangers of holiday plants, which can be poisonous to both pets and humans: Easter lilies, holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias. Other common houseplants that can hurt your pet include philodendron, dieffenbachia, Jerusalem cherry, yew, caladium, spider plant, airplane plant, cyclamen, foxglove, dragon tree, azalea, rhododendron, mother-in-law’s tongue, and ivies.
Why should I spay/neuter my pet?
Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the best things you can do for him/her. Intact female dogs and cats can suffer from infections of the reproductive system as they get older, while male dogs and cats can suffer from prostate problems. Cancers of the reproductive system are difficult to detect and spread quickly, and the risk to the intact dog or cat of developing such cancers increases with age.
How do I trim my cat’s claws?
To trim your cat’s claws, press its paw gently so the whole length of each claw is exposed. Using a quality nail trimmer designed for use on cats carefully cut just the tip of the nail avoiding the quick (the pink area). If you are unsure of where the quick is, hold your cats paw up to the light. You will be able to see the portion of the nail that you can safely clip without nicking the quick. If you have any questions whatsoever about trimming your cat’s claws, please ask us to show you how.
Do I need to have my bird’s wings, nails or beak trimmed? If so, how often?
Most bird owners prefer to have their bird’s wings clipped so that they do not have to worry about them flying into windows or ceiling fans, or out of doors. To do so, the wing feathers are cut back on one wing (or both, according to individual preference). This should be repeated when the majority of the wing feathers have re-grown: about 2-4 times per year. A bird’s beak and nails do not normally need trimming on a regular basis.