How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital recommends yearly visits for healthy animals to ensure they are in good health and do not have any underlying health issues. Younger pets will need more frequent visits for vaccinations and growth monitoring. Older pets will also need more frequent visits due to age related issues such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and cancer screening. Blood work will be suggested if your doctor suspects a closer evaluation is needed to diagnose any hidden problems.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

If dental work is recommended for your pet, then it is done with the intention of stopping any harmful bacteria from entering your pet’s bloodstream through abscessed teeth, broken teeth, bleeding gums, etc. Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital offers sedation so that your pet will be relaxed throughout the procedure and come out smiling on the other end!

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

If your pet becomes withdrawn or aggressive you should bring them in to Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital as soon as possible. These are signs that your pet is in pain and it is imperative that our staff find the source of that pain.

What should I do if I notice visible parasites on my pet?

Virgin Valley staff recommend that you immediate isolate your pet from other animals and young children until you are able to bring them in for treatment. Most medicines for parasites are very simple and effective in treating your pet.

What if my pet has an after-hours problem?

Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital knows that not all illness and injury occur during normal working hours. Our hospital does not provide after-hour service, but we do work closely with an emergency clinic that we refer our clients to use in times of need.

Southwest Animal Emergency Clinic
1067 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 673-3191

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

A common standard for pet sterilization around the United States is that it not be performed before 6 months of age. Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital follows these standards, as we know that surgery requires mature reproductive organs and the ability to heal effectively after surgery.

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

Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital requires that all accounts be settled in full at time of service. We accept cash, check, and credit cards as forms of payment. If you are unable to pay at time of service, we work with Care Credit to fulfill financial obligations. Care Credit offers low-interest monthly payments to qualified customers. Visit www.carecredit.com for more information.