Northern Animal Clinic - Midland, MI - Other FAQ's

Northern Animal Clinic

5411 North Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48642


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 (989)631-9740.


  1. What are the Hospital hours?

    Our hospital is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 5:00 pm on Friday.  The clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?

    Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit
  4. Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service.
  5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

    Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age, but timing varies depending on breed and predicted adult body size. 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 allows us to look for underlying disease or illness that may interfere with a normal recovery from the anesthesia and surgery.
  7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

    Procedures involving sutures are generally removed 7 to 10 days following the surgery.
  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 mammary (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.

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