Monroe Animal Hospital

179 Prospect Plains Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831


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 Monroe Animal Hospital.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

Monday 9 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 8 pm
Thursday 9 am to 6 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 2 pm


2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.


3. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Check, All Major Credit Cards 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  and electrocardiogram are 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 14 days following the surgery if placed above the skin.  Many times sutures will be placed under the skin and dissolve on there own, not requiring removal


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 later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.


9.  Do you board pets?

   Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for cats. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.


10.  What are your kennels like?

The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs.  They are housed in kitty condos that allow for separate sleeping/eating and bathroom areas. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.  If you would like to see our facilities, please feel free to ask for a tour.