Redkey Veterinary Clinic - Frequently Asked Questions

Redkey Veterinary Clinic

8909 W. St Rd 67
Redkey, IN 47373



Frequently Asked Questions


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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 (765) 369-2526.


What are the Hospital hours?

Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.


Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment only.


What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Mastercard, Visa and Care Credit


Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.


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

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 5-6 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. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.


What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

Pre-anesthetic blood screening assesses various parameters including liver and kidney function, red and white blood cell counts, and blood clotting ability. This comprehensive evaluation ensures a thorough understanding of your pet's health status before surgery, enhancing safety and minimizing risks.


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

We typically utilize absorbable sutures. These do not need to be removed. In the event that standard sutures are required, you would bring your pet in 10-14 days after surgery to remove the sutures. 


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 your 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.  Spaying or neutering your pet offers numerous health benefits and helps prevent overpopulation, reducing the number of pets in shelters.


Do you board pets?

Yes, we do offer pet boarding services for cats and dogs at our veterinary clinic. However, please note that our boarding space is limited, so we recommend booking in advance to ensure availability for your pet's stay. Rest assured, your furry friend will be well cared for by our experienced staff during their time with us.


What are your kennels like?

Our dog kennels are all indoor. Outdoor runs are utilized at least twice a day for dogs. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Bedding and food are provided for our boarders. You are always welcome to bring your own, however we do not take responsibility for any additional items brought with boarders. 


What food is fed to boarders?

Boarding patients are fed Hill's Science Diet adult dog or cat food. You are welcome to bring in other food if you would prefer for them to be fed something else. Treats are also okay to bring in.