mainlandvet - Somers Point, NJ - Other FAQ's

Mainland Veterinary Hospital

425 Bethel Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244


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 (609)927-9000.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday through Friday 9a-6pm and Saturday 9am-12pm.  The clinic is closed on Sunday. For After Hours emergencies we refer our patients to Linwood Pet Hospital in Linwood, NJ 609-926-5300, Absecon Veterinary Hospital in Absecon, NJ 609-646-7013 or Ocean View Veterinary Hospital in Cape May Courthouse, NJ 609-486-5025, Mt. Laurel Animal Hospital in Mt. Laurel, NJ (open 24 hours) 856-234-7626 or Redbank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ (open 24 hours) 732-747-3636.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment. If you have an emergency during our business hours, please do not hesitate to call. We will do everything possible to get you in as soon as possible. 
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, All Major Credit Cards as well as Care Credit
  4. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service. We offer Care Credit as a payment option - ask us for details
  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  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 10- 14 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 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 disease  later n life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
  9. Do you board pets?
    No - we do not have overnight staffing and therefore do not board animals.
  10. What are your hospital kennels like?
    Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked several times daily while they are in the hospital. The cats are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided, but you are always welcome to bring your own.