FAQs

Answers to your 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.
What are the hospital hours?

Our hospital is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 7:00 pm on Thursdays. Wednesdays we close at 5:00 pm. On Saturdays, we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sundays.

What forms for payment do you accept?

Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Wells Fargo and Scratchpay. Call about CareCredit options.

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

Spaying or neutering can be done as early as 3 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 if your pet is under four months of age. Also, a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. A leash will be sent home with your pet.

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

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.

Do you board pets?

Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We provide blankets, but you are welcome to bring your own. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.

Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.

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.

Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

No, there is no advance 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 change of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the change of cyst 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.

What are your kennels like?

Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 2 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are not provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.

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Our Location

918 Bellefonte Road
Flatwoods, KY 41139
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Our Hours

Mon, Tues, Fri: 8:00AM – 6:00 PM
Wed: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Thur: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Contact Information

Call/Text: 606-928-6566
E: GuardianAppt@gmail.com
Tri State Animal ER: 304-453-5700

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