Frankenmuth-Birch Run Veterinary Hospital

9339 South Gera Road
Birch Run, MI 48415

(989)652-6689

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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 (989)652-6689.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Wednesday and Saturday we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The hosptial 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, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit.
  4. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service.
  5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
    Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4 months of age. 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.  Testing can include some or all of the following: 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 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 birds and exotic pets only. There are a couple boarding facilities in the area we can recommend for dogs and cats.