Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of animals do you treat?

We treat dogs and cats, and Dr. Clow also treats basic health needs for rabbits, pocket pets, and some reptiles.

Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, appointments are required for patient visits. Give us a call, though, and we’ll try our best to get you an appointment if you have an urgent need to see a doctor or a last-minute emergency.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept major Credit cards including CareCredit, but also accept checks and cash.

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

In general, we advise spaying/neutering most small- to medium-sized dogs at 6 months of age and cats at 4-6 months. In larger breed dogs, we advise delaying spaying and neutering until age 1 because some studies suggest that doing so may help lower the likelihood that specific diseases would manifest in your pet’s later years.

Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service. However, CareCredit can assist with veterinary bills and payment plans.

How long do sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Following surgery, sutures are typically removed 10–14 days later.

Do you board pets?

No, we don’t board animals. We want to concentrate on providing excellent care while leaving pet boarding facilities to handle stays that are longer than usual. The majority of exclusively boarding facilities have workers on duty nightly to watch over the animals. We believe your pet will do better at a boarding facility that can bring issues to a veterinarian’s attention as needed since many veterinary practices that offer boarding lack the nighttime staff.

Do you offer grooming services?

Other than nail trimming and anal gland expressions, we do not provide grooming services.

How long is my appointment?

In order to have enough time to examine your past medical history and address any issues you may have, we typically schedule the majority of routine visits for 45 minutes and any new patient and puppy/kitten visits for an hour. Medical cases which may involve diagnostics such as bloodwork and/or X-Rays may also be up to an hour.

What should I do if I have an emergency?

If this happens during regular business hours, call our hospital as soon as you can to let us know you’re bringing your pet in. We will strive to fit you in, or determine whether your pet should be dropped off for diagnostics. We advise taking your pet to the neighborhood emergency hospital if we are closed.

Our emergency clinic is CVSG located at 401 E. County Line Rd. Littleton CO 80122. Phone: 303-794-1188

Do you have forms I can fill out online?

Yes, we do. In most circumstances, we’ll email you the specific form that has to be completed before a visit. However, if you click the button below, you can also find them online.

Online Forms