Best Friends AHC

CASPER, WY 826042907


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 (307)235-4889.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. No Saturday appointments are available at this time. 
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are only seen by appointment.
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards. 
  4. Can I make payments?
    Full 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 6 months of age, depending on species and breed. Your pet is given an exam prior to scheduling surgery to help ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure.  We will discuss any concerns, additional treatments during this examination.  Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screening is included in the estimate for all patients undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
  6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
    This is a series of blood tests that are 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 anesthesia and the ability to heal following surgery.
  7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
    Most of our patients have absorbable sutures that are under the skin and will dissolve in 2 weeks after surgery, without removal.  Procedures involving bones, masses or infections may require suture or staple removal in 10-14 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 cancerous breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life for females.  In males, neutering decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood, decrease the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helps prevent spraying and marking.  Overall decreases the surplus of homeless puppies and kittens.
  9. Do you board pets?
    No, we are not currently boarding pets. 
  10. What do I do if I have an emergency?
    During normal office hours, which are M-F 7:30-5:30, please call the clinic at 307-235-4889.  We will talk you through the situation and will often be able to have you head in to have your pet seen.  After hours or on the weekends, we will still have you call the main clinic line, but messages will direct you how to contact the on call veterinarian.  We do share call with other clinics in town, so you may be directed to another veterinary clinic in town for emergency after hours care.  Please listen carefully to the instructions as they vary with whomever is on call.