Brightwood Animal Hospital

9640 Old Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Mentor, OH 44060

(440)350-0123

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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 (440)350-0123.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.  Earlier drop offs may be arranged.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.  Walk ins will be accommodated to the best of our ability.  Emergencies always take priority.
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa
  4. Can I make payments?
    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 4 - 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, intravenous catheter and fluids, and pain management is included in our fee.
  6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
    This is a blood test that is run prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
  7. 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.
  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 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.
  9. Do you board pets?
    No, we are prevented by City of Mentor zoning ordinance from offering this service.  We suggest TLC Petlodge and Petworks in Mentor or A1 Bed & Bisquit in Chardon.