Deer Creek Animal Hospital LLC

388 Saxonburg Rd
Butler, PA 16002


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 (724)282-0006.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 7:00pm.  Appointments available upon request on saturdays, and 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, Check, Mastercard, Discover, Visa, American Express and Care Credit.  We also offer Gift Certificates.
  4. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service. We do now accept Care Credit which allows you to make payments according to your financial schedule.
  5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
    Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 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. 
  6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
    This is a blood test that is sent to a lab 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.
  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 mammary 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?
    We do not board pets.  Call our office or check our information page for a list of local kennels.