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

At Smithers Animal Hospital, we believe that the best way to prolong the relationship you share with your pet is to identify disease processes early and prevent the progression of chronic illness, before it becomes a problem. To keep tabs on your pet’s overall health, it is important to maintain annual exams and blood work. We recommend an examination by your veterinarian every year for healthy pets under the age of 7, and every 6 months for healthy senior patients. Those pets with chronic disease or mobility issues may require examination on a more frequent basis. We also recommend annual blood work profiles to provide a continuous record for our veterinarian to identify trends and specific areas to focus on in an effort to prolong the duration and quality of life of our patients.

How important is nutrition for my pet?

Proper nutrition plays a key role with your pet’s health. The right formula of food adds to treatment of such conditions as cardio care, allergies, urinary, and gastroenteric. This will help your pet live a long and healthy life.

What if my pet has an after-hours problem?

For After-Hours Emergencies please contact Localvet Urgent Care at 479-332-4999 their address is 2559 East Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

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

There are several factors that help determine the best age for spaying and neutering including your pet’s breed and individual health status. Dr. Smithers recommends having your pet spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. In large breed dogs, it is now suggested to wait until the pet is 8-12 months old.

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

Smithers Animal Hospital strives to offer compassionate, comprehensive veterinary care to pet owners in West Fork and Fayetteville, Arkansas and the surrounding communities. In order to continue a high quality of service, payment is expected in full at the time of examination or procedure. We accept cash, checks, and Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit card payments. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card.

Sometimes an unexpected emergency occurs with our pets that is not within our immediate budget. If you would like the option of financing unanticipated expenses in order to provide the best care for your pet, we are partnered with Care Credit. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application. https://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/.