Pet First Animal Hospital

2212 53 Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203



Pet First Animal Hospital - Other FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (941)753-2995, or click here to schedule an appointment.

  1. What are our hours of operation?

    Pet First Animal Hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Wednesday we are only open for grooming, by appointment only. Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday.

  2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment. We do accept walk-ins, but appointments will be served first. Emergencies always take priority.

  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. Care Credit applications are also available.

  1. 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.
  2. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

    This is a blood test that tests the organ functions, blood counts, and clotting function of your pet.  This blood work is run on site prior to surgery and is done to assure safety during surgery and the assesses the ability to heal after surgery.
  3. 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.

  4. 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, which include decreasing the chances of breast tumors, cystic ovaries, prostate cancer, and uterine infections later on in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
  5. Do you board pets?

    Yes, we do offer boarding!