Latest Updates and Commonly Asked Questions
Thank you all for your continued patience and support.
Please be aware of our updated policies:
While the state mandate has ended, we are still asking that all clients please continue to wear a mask while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status.
Please remember to be kind if our staff members ask you to put on a mask.
If you are here for an appointment please bring your pet inside, or let us know you are here and we can assist you. All pets MUST be on a leash or in a carrier at all times. We have leashes and carriers available if you are in need of one.
You are welcome to accompany your pet inside the exam room at this time, but please keep your mask on throughout the exam.
If you prefer to wait outside, or to have us meet you at your car, please let us know ahead of time and we will be happy to accommodate.
Please continue to call in medications and food ahead of time when possible, as we are still experiencing heavy delays and backorders on some products.
We are unfortunately still unable to take new clients at this time.
Thank you again, and please reach out to us with any questions.
Q: Are you open on Saturday?
A: No. We are not currently open on Saturdays.
Q: How long will my appointment be?
A: Plan to budget at least 30 minutes for your appointment, unless told otherwise.
Q: If I am a first-time client, what should I bring with me?
A: Records. Any previous records you have, bring them to your appointment (especially vaccine certificates). Or have your previous vet email or fax them to our office so we can be up-to-date on your pet's needs. Also keep a list including any known allergies, diet, and questions you have for the doctor.
Q: What age should my pet begin their puppy/kitten vaccine series?
A: 8 weeks. Generally, vaccines are initiated at 8 weeks and then boosted every 3-4 weeks. Rabies vaccine can be given at 12 weeks old.
Q: At what age can my pet be neutered?
A: The general age for a neuter is 5 months, unless medically indicated otherwise.
Q: What alternative medicine options do you offer?
A: Dr. Torcoletti is trained in acupuncture therapy and we have several assistants trained in laser therapy treatment.
Q: If I have an emergency after office hours, what should I do?
A: Call our regular phone number. An assistant from our answering service will direct you to the on-call emergency clinic (VESH or SAVES).
Q: Do you do goats, chickens, songbirds, or other large or exotic animals?
A: No. But if you're not sure who to call, we can redirect you to a clinic who does.