Battlefords Animal Hospital

#7A 11204 Railway Ave. East
North Battleford, SK S9A 2R7


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 (306)446-8387.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The clinic is closed on weekends and statutory holidays with emergency services available.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

3. Do you take large animal appointments?

   Yes, currently all of our large animal work is done either on the farm or at our large animal facility in Battleford (please visit our Contact page for directions).

4. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Debit, Mastercard, and Visa

5. Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service. 

6. 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 encouraged at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen may be recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

7.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

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.

8. 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.

9.  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.

10.  Do you board pets?

   No, unfortunatley due to our current facility size we are unable to board pets at this time.

11. Do you groom animals?

   At this time we do not offer a regular grooming service for dogs; however, we will shave cats with sedation or general anesthetic.