Frequently Asked Questions - Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield, VA
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 (703)569-8181.
- What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, but we do offer later appointments as needed on Monday and Friday. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until noon one day a month. Please call to inquire which Saturday we will be open. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, CareCredit, and Apple Pay
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service. If more time is needed, we recommend CareCredit
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for cats, and will offer dog boarding on a case by case basis when needed for medical boarding.