Auburn South Veterinary Hospital

4201 A St. SE
Auburn, WA 98002


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 Auburn South Veterinary Hospital.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

   We are open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Care Credit, Mastercard, Visa, Discover & American Express

4. Can I make payments?

    No, payment is required at the time of service.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

   In general, for small breed dogs or cats we recommend spaying or neutering as early as 5 months. In large breed dogs we recommend waiting until they are 12- 15 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to determine the best time. Current vaccinations are required and pre-anesthetic blood work is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6.  What is the pre-anesthetic work screening?

   Pre-anaesthetic blood testing determines kidney and liver function, which are important for elimination of anaesthetics and other drugs from the body and checks for anaemia or evidence of infection. It is always recommended, but we do require this testing if your dog is under 5#, over 100# and/or over 5 years of age.

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

   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 puppies and kittens.

9.  Do you board pets?

   Yes, we do boarding for our clients during the week.  We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. 

10.  What are your kennels like?

   Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 3 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.