Grove City Veterinary Hospital FAQs

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

We Proudly Serve The Pets of Grove City, Oh And Beyond.

At Grove City Veterinary Hospital, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at 614-875-4321 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

Do we take walk-ins?

In general, we do not accept walk-ins. Our office runs by appointment. We do offer same-day sick or urgent care appointments at times, but availability may be limited. We ask that you call us to schedule and to let us know what is going on with your pet so we can help find the solution that best helps you and your pet.

Do we have a payment plan?

We do require payment at the time of service. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We also accept CareCredit and ScratchPay, which are 3rd party financing solutions. We can get you more information about these financing solutions if you ask us!

Are you open on weekends?
We are not open on weekends. Our current hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 8 am-6 pm, Wednesday 9 am-6 pm, and Thursday and Friday 8 am-5 pm.
Why do I have to call before coming into the building?
Please call from your vehicle to check in for your pet’s appointment prior to coming into the building. Our staff will check to see that we have an exam room clean and ready to receive you and your pet and ensure that there are no other animals in our lobby area. This is for the safety of all the pets and people who come to visit us. While your individual pet may enjoy attention from others, we do have patients who are fearful or reactive and may not do well interacting, seeing, or even hearing another pet.
What surgeries do you perform?

We routinely perform dental cleaning procedures, dental extractions, spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats, hernia repair, mass removals, and bladder stone removals. We may perform other types of soft tissue procedures as well. Call our office for more information on the types of surgeries we perform.

Do you take CareCredit?

Yes, we do. Transactions over $200 qualify for the 6-month deferred interest plan.

What does “fear free” mean? How does that help my pets?

It is a technique we use to help your pets be as comfortable as possible in the veterinary setting. We offer treats, breaks during the exam, pre-visit calming medications, and gentle handling to help ease anxious behavior. Our goal is to find ways where a visit to the vet’s office doesn’t have to be a scary experience for your pet.

How much is the cost to spay/neuter my pet?
This can vary from patient to patient based on age, weight, and physical condition. Please call our office for more in-depth information about our spay and neuter surgeries.
How much do vaccines cost?

Vaccines vary in cost depending on your pet’s lifestyle and risk factors for certain diseases. Please call our office for more information on our vaccine services.

How soon can my pet be seen?
Depending on your pet’s needs, we may be able to schedule your appointment same-day for a sick pet or a pet with an urgent medical care need. Vaccine appointments may be scheduled at least a week in advance.
Questions about “worms” in poop while cleaning up the yard in the warm weather months (Maggots)

If you have a concern that your pet has worms in their older stools as you are cleaning up the yard, we are happy to check the sample. In the warm weather months when stool has sat outside for a day or more, it is not uncommon to see maggots in the stool as you are cleaning your yard. But you may see other types of “worms” as well, and if you have any concerns about your pet’s bowel movements, please reach out to the office.

When should I spay/neuter my pet?

The exact timing of when to spay and neuter your pet may vary based on the pet’s breed, age, overall size, or other medical concerns. We generally recommend spaying female dogs and cats prior to their first heat cycle to avoid the risk of certain types of cancers. However, newer research is showing that delaying spaying and neutering in some dogs may be beneficial as well. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer, and we are happy to counsel you as to the best choice for you and your pet.

Why does my pet need medication before his visit? (I don’t like the idea of “drugging” my dog just to come to the vet)
Our goal is to find ways to reduce an anxious pet’s stress when coming to visit the vet. For some pets, this means medications are given at home to calm them. Anxious pets enjoy their visits less than pets who are calm. We know we can’t be BFFs with all our patients, but we sure would like to try.