Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that are not covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Brandt Veterinary Clinic, 941-485-1555. Our experienced Client Relations and Nursing teams will love helping you care for your furry family!
1. What are the Clinic hours?
Our hospital is open
Monday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 7:30am to 12:30pm
The clinic is closed on Sunday
2. How do I find you?
We are located 1/4 mile south of Laurel Road on the east side of Tamiami Trail:
720 N. Tamiami Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
3. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. We are happy to see walk-ins however be prepared to wait; it may be awhile before we can work you in between scheduled appointments. Emergencies will be seen immediately and prioritized to create as little disruption to scheduled appointments as possible.
4. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Care Credit. On-line Care Credit applications are quick and easily. Click carecredit here to apply.
5. Can I make payments?
In order to keep prices lower, we do not bill. Payment is required at the time of service.
6. Can I get an estimate for the services I am considering?
Yes, you may request an estimate at any time and we will gladly provide a treatment plan with estimated expenses for you.
7. 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 required prior to undergoing every anesthetic procedure and surgery in order to minimize the risk of anesthesia to your pet.
8. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening and why is it necessary?
This is a blood test that is run a couple of days to 2 weeks 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.
9. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.
10. 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 your 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, and helping prevent spraying, marking and aggression. Spaying and neutering also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens. Every year, more than 12 million pets are euthanized because there are not enough homes available.
11. Do you board pets?
Yes, our Pet Resort features 9 large kennels and 30 cages of varying sizes. We have accommodations for dogs, cats and small mammals. During hurricane season, resort stays for hurricane evacuation are available on a first come first served basis. Additional hurricane information and resources are available by contacting our clinic.
12. What are your kennels and cage facilities like?
Our spacious, state of the art dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 3 times daily while they are at our Resort. Additional playtime and other services are also available. Cats are housed in a separate area away from the dogs and for added stimulation, they have a view of the activities in our treatment area. Blankets and Royal Canin premium food is included. If you prefer a special diet, you may bring that with you or purchase it at our in-house pet food store featuring many Royal Canin Diets. Click for more information on our Pet Resort.