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 Gulf Gate Animal Hospital.

Our hospital hours

Monday and Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The clinic is closed

Yes, patients are seen by appointment. If your pet is having an emergency medical need, pets will be seen at any time and evaluated and cared for as dictated by their emergent need. 

Cash, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, American Express and Care Credit.

Payment is required at the time of service. Payments can be spaced out if qualify for Care Credit.

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4-9 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.

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.

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.

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.

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