A small animal veterinary practice in southern NJ limited to the practice of dog and cat medicine and surgery,
with a special interest in ear cropping of all breeds of dogs.
What You Need to Know About Ear Cropping...
Many people have questions about various aspects of ear cropping, and we hope this information will help. It explains the decisions you will need to make before your pet's upcoming surgery, and gives you some information about our practice in general.
Q. Should I have my puppy's ears cropped?
This is a personal decision. Ear cropping is not right for every dog, and it is not right for every person who owns a dog. We recommend a consult appointment with our veterinarian if you are unsure about whether or not to crop. There is a tremendous amount of aftercare involved to make sure the ears stand properly, and an owner who is not committed to being diligent about the aftercare, should probably not crop their pet. A consult appointment will give you the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of ear cropping with our doctor, and help you to make the best decision for your new puppy.
Our office hours are always by appointment only. Our hours can vary from week to week, but in general, our hospital is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. On Saturdays, we are open from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
Q. Do I need to have an appointment to get my puppy's ears cropped?
Yes, office hours are by appointment only. Surgery appointments are made only on certain days of the week, and not typically scheduled on Saturday. In most cases, we require a consult or office visit prior to scheduling the ear crop surgery -- this allows the Doctor to meet the client and their pet, and it also allows the client to ask any questions they may have.
Q. When should I schedule an appointment?
Many of our ear cropping appointments for litters are made in advance. To help ensure that you get an appointment, it is better to call our office early when you first purchase your puppy or when you are thinking about purchasing your puppy to get information about scheduling. Your pup should be taken immediately to your own veterinarian for a fecal analysis and checkup once you have him or her in your home. Try to schedule a consult with us as soon as possible after you see your regular veterinarian.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, and Amex.
We do not accept partial payments, full payment is required when your pet is ready to go home.
Q. What are the pre-surgery requirements at Millstone Animal Hospital?
Prior to your scheduled appointment you should have a copy of your pet's "up-to-date" (a distemper/parvo vaccine within a month of the desired crop) vaccine records, a copy of a negative fecal analysis (including coccidia and giardia.) Your pet should be clear of any parasites or infections for a full two weeks prior to surgery. You will need to inform us -- when you schedule the appointment -- of any previous or current health problems in your pet. This policy is strictly enforced to ensure that your pet and future pets that come into our office are not exposed to anything that may compromise their health or well-being.
Q. Do you board pets?
Unfortunately, we do not have the facility to board multiple pets in our office. The only pets that are kept here overnight are recovering from surgery or have existing medical conditions that requires medical boarding services. We refer our clients to Green Leaf Pet Resort in Millstone Township, NJ for boarding services.