Palmer Veterinary Clinic

1451 S Crimsonview Court
Palmer, AK 99645

(907)745-3219

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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 (907)745-3219.


  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (open for surgery and dental drop-offs from 8-9 AM). On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 AM until 4 PM. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.  If you don't have an appointment, please call us at (907)745-3219 and we will be more than happy to schedule you for an appointment.
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.  We also accept Care Credit.  
  4. Can I make payments?
    Full payment is required at the time of service.  However, Care Credit is a great option for payment plans via a third party service.  For more information about Care Credit please visit this link .
  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. Also 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 or at the reference 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 generally required them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.  However, there are many variables and the doctor will discuss with you hwen is the best time depending on the situation/procedure.
  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?
    No we do not.