Belmont Veterinary Clinic

2900 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505


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 (330)759-9207.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Friday 8:00-1:00.  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. 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 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, cystic ovaries and uterine infections for the girls. For the boys, neutering decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood, reduces the incidence of prostate disease, testicular tumors, tumors of the perineum and rectal hernias later in life,. It also helps prevent spraying and marking behaviors, especially in cats.
  9. Do you board pets?
    We do specialized boarding for established patients that have medical needs.  Must be arranged in advance.