ARKLE Veterinary Care, LLC

1020 Concord Rd., SE
Smyrna, GA 30080-4206

(770)435-6700

www.arklevetcare.com

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call. 

1. What are the Hospital hours?

Monday and Wednesday 8:00am to 5:40pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7:30am to 5:40pm 
Friday and Saturday 8:00 to 12:00pm
Sunday- Closed

2. What days do we do surgeries and anesthetic procedures? 

Dr. Rox performs surgeries and anesthetic procedures on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Dr. Jac performs surgeries and anesthetic procedures on Monday and Wednesdays mornings.

Both doctors resume regular doctor appointments in the afternoon on their respective surgery days. 

3. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, all patients will be seen on an appointment basis.  

4. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Scratchpay and Care Credit 

5. Can I make payments?

Full payment is due at time of service. 

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

We recommend spaying or neutering your pet at 6 months of age. A complete physical exam by the veterinarian is required prior to surgery.  Proof of current vaccines and  a current negative heartworm test must be provided.  Pre-surgical (anesthetic) bloodwork is recommended and may be required.

7.  What is pre-anesthetic blood screening?

The veterinarian recommends bloodwork for all anesthetic procedures. In some cases, pre-anesthetic bloodwork may be required.  Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is performed at our in-house lab. Bloodwork allows the veterinarian to check organ function, blood counts and clotting factors of your pet prior in order to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal after surgery. 

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

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10 to 14 days following the surgery.

9.  Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter before they are "fixed"?

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.

Your newly adopted pet's first physical examination (performed within 7 days of adoption from Cobb County Animal Shelter) is discounted by 50% at ARKLE Veterinary Care. Any tests, treatments or vaccinations your pet may need at that time are not included as free or discounted.