F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    • Visa, Master Card, Discover, pet insurance and Cash. *  Payment is expected at time of service, checks are not accepted.
  • Why is Afford-A-Vet Services cost so much less than other Clinics?
    • We are not a full service veterinary hospital and do not do major surgical procedures, intensive care, or boarding. Therefore, we have lower overhead than most hospitals and can keep our prices lower.
  • What does my dog need yearly?
    • Rabies: All Dogs are required by law to have Current Rabies Vaccine 1 year Vaccine or 3- year Rabies. (Restrictions Apply)
    • Distemper/Parvovirus Combination Injectable Vaccine (DA2PP) should be considered a required vaccine for all dogs.
    • Kennel Cough or Bordetella Intranasal Vaccine: should be given to all dogs that travel, are groomed, stay are boarding facility, frequent dog Parks, or have exposed to other dogs.
    • Other Vaccines offered based on risk or exposure:
      • Leptospirosis Vaccine is recommended for all outdoor dogs, dogs exposed to farm or wild animals, and those who go hiking or camping.
      • Lyme Vaccine is recommended for all dogs that live in an area or lifestyles with increase tick exposure.
    • Intestinal Parasite Exam: a microscope is used to examine fecal matter to detect the presentence of eggs of the most common intestinal parasites (also called worms).
      • Please inform staff member if any parasites or worms noted in fecal matter; as not all parasite eggs are microscopic
    • Heartworm Test: Is a blood test used to detect the presentance of Heartworms, which is a blood born parasite transmitted by mosquitos. A current Heartworm test is needed prior to giving oral Heartworm prevention or prior to refilling oral heartworm prenventation.
      • Prevention should be given all year; skipping doses may require additional test prior to refill.
    • Prevention:  Medications for the prevention for fleas/tick and Heartworms should be given year round
    • Pet License: In Fayette County, all dogs must be licensed annually starting at six months of age and rabies vaccinated at four months of age.  Proof of rabies vaccination is required for the city license.  Licenses are valid for 12 months from the last day of the month the license was issued (e.g. a license issued on December 1 is valid until December 31 of the next year).
  • What vaccines and other things does my cat need yearly?
    • Rabies Vaccine:  All cats are required by law to have Current Rabies Vaccine 1 year Vaccine or 3- year Rabies. (Restrictions Apply)
    • FVRCP Vaccine:  Feline Upper Respiratory Combination Injectable Vaccine should be considered a required vaccine for all cats regardless of lifestyle.
    • FELV Vaccine: Feline Leukemia Vaccine should be given yearly for all cats who spend anytime outdoors without direct supervision. (Negative Blood Test is required prior to Vaccine)
    • Prevention: Heartworm and flea/tick preventatives are  recommended to be given all year.
    • Pet License: In Fayette County, all cats must be licensed annually starting at six months of age and rabies vaccinated at four months of age.  Proof of rabies vaccination is required for the city license.  Licenses are valid for 12 months from the last day of the month the license was issued (e.g. a license issued on December 1 is valid until December 31 of the next year).
    • Intestinal Parasite Exam: a microscope is used to examine fecal matter to detect the presentence of eggs of the most common intestinal parasites.
      • *Please inform staff member if any parasites or worms noted in fecal matter; as not all parasite eggs are microscopic
  • How many vaccines should be puppy get and what else dose he/she need?
    • Puppies received vaccines at the every 3 weeks starting at age 6-9weeks until they have received at total of four Da2PP Vaccines, two Kennel Cough Vaccine and 1-yr rabies Vaccine.
    • This may change based on age or lifestyle of your Puppy. Also longer than 6 weeks between boosters/vaccines may require additional vaccine/booster to be given.
  • How many vaccines should be kitten need and what should he/she get?
    • Kittens received vaccines at the every 3 weeks starting at age 6-9weeks until they have received at total of 3 FVRCP Vaccines, 2 FELV Vaccine (if needed) and 1-yr rabies Vaccine.
    • This may change based on age or lifestyle of your Kitten. Also longer than 6 weeks between boosters/vaccines may require additional vaccine/booster to be given.
  • Do I need an Appointment?
    • No, walk-ins are always welcome. However, all clients with appointments will be seen prior to all clients who walk in. Which means you could have long wait. We also offer drop off appointments.  You can leave you pet at the clinic with us, accomplish your other tasks for the day and pick them back up before the end of the day.   A staff member will take a medical history before you leave. After an exam by the doctor you will receive a call with the medical findings and an estimate of costs for the needed services and medications. We will then set up a time for you to pick your pet up.