Main Street Vet

536 East First Avenue
Shakopee, MN 55379

(952)445-5222

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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 952-445-5222.

1. What are the clinic's hours?

Main Street Veterinary is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Wednesday 9:00-12:00 noon.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, CareCredit, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service. In order to make payments you will need to use a credit card such as CareCredit, Mastercard or Visa.

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

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 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 is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function 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 14 days following the surgery. Note that spay and neuter surgeries do not have sutures that need to be removed.

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 we just write off older pets as hopelessly old?

Absolutely not! These pets have given you, their owner, their lives to you. As your pet's caretaker you can give back to them in their old age. Please just ask what options there are available.