Rabies, DAP (dogs)/FVRCP (cats), and Bordetella (dogs) vaccinations are required to be up-to-date for hospitalization. They cannot be declined. They may not be administered at the doctor’s discretion. If vaccinated elsewhere, please provide proof of vaccination.
A Manhattan City License is required by law for all dogs and cats over 6 months of age that live in the city limits.
As stated in a previous section, there is an additional charge of $75 for severe periodontal disease. This is charged at the doctor’s discretion.
If extractions are not approved prior to the procedure and teeth are found that need to be removed, we will call during the procedure. If you are not able to be reached and do not return our call within 5 minutes, we will proceed without them as we do not want your pet anesthetized any longer than necessary. If necessary treatments are not able to be performed, an additional dental procedure will need to be done at your expense.
Our goal is to maintain your pet's teeth, not extract them. In some cases, teeth show early signs of disease that can be slowed or prevented altogether by applying a local antibiotic gel around the tooth. This treats infection locally and allows the gums to re-adhere to the tooth. This service is an additional cost, and is not required but highly recommended if these signs of disease are found.