Frequently Asked Questions

Many people have questions about various aspects of their pet's surgery, and we hope this information will help. It also explains the decisions you will need to make before your pet's upcoming surgery.

How safe is my pet’s procedure?

At Animal Healthcare Center of Waynesboro we take great responsibility and care to make sure all areas of healthcare are well supervised, clean and efficient to healing. If your pet may face a risk with any procedure our veterinarians will make sure that you know all possible risks and outcomes as well as the benefits from having their treatments.

How often should my pet have an exam and bloodwork?

Animal Healthcare Center of Waynesboro recommends a standard yearly visit for healthy adult animals in order to stay up to date on vaccinations and preventative parasitic treatments. Younger pets may need more frequent visits as they need a variety of vaccinations as they age. Senior pets will need to be seen on a more frequent basis due to necessary arthritic medications, screening bloodwork for disease and even therapy for orthopedic issues.

How long should I wait to bring my pet in when I notice a change in behavior?

If your pet stops eating, becomes lethargic or suddenly aggressive, you should bring them in for an examination immediately. These can be signs of pain or advanced disease that the Animal Healthcare Center of Waynesboro is well equipped to diagnose and treat.

What are heartworms and how can I prevent them?

Heartworms are a parasite that is found in all areas of the United States. It is passed on by mosquitoes between dogs and cats. If contracted, the treatment is lengthy and costly to you and your pet. The best way to prevent heartworms is to take preventative medicine. The Animal Healthcare Center of Waynesboro has several forms of medicine in the forms of pills, injectables and tasty treats.

What financing options do you offer and is payment expected at time of service?

In order to stay on top of the latest techniques and treatments for your pets, The Animal Healthcare Center of Waynesboro insists on payment in full when you bring your pet in for an exam or procedure. Our clinic takes payment in the form of cash, check or credit card. If you find yourself in need of a financing option, we also partner with Care Credit to offer low interest monthly financing.