Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to Berwick Animal Hospital! We are very excited to welcome you and your pets as new patients. Whether you are new to the area or are getting a new addition to your family, we are happy to get you acquainted with our clinic.
How do I establish my pet as a patient at Berwick Animal Hospital?
The best way for us to meet your furry family and establish you as clients is to setup a New Patient Consult with one of our doctors. Call us anytime at 232-4249 to setup an appointment, or stop by our front desk in person. Download our New Client Form and First Visit Checklist to ensure we have everything we need for a great first visit.
Do I need to make an appointment?
To ensure we are able to see our scheduled appointments on time, we do prefer you make an appointment to be seen with your pet. Walk-ins are accommodated between our scheduled appointments and we cannot guarantee a wait time. We also offer emergency services during our regular hours. Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your appointment to fill out paperwork and ensure we have received previous records on your pet.
I just need Medications or Preventions refilled for my pet. Do I need to be a client to fill these?
Yes, we do require a patient-doctor relationship in order to fill medications for your pet, which means we need to see your pet at least every year. This ensures we know you, your pets, and what is best for them to be taking in the way of preventions and medications. No prevention or medication is without its possible side effects, and we want to make the safest recommendations.
Do you need my pet(s records ahead of time?
It is not required for an appointment, but highly recommended and appreciated. We do require records be submitted to us ahead of time for boarding your pet. Getting vaccine and medical history is very valuable to us so we can be best prepared and significantly shorten your wait times during your visit. Records can be faxed directly from your previous veterinarian or by you to 912-232-4259 or e-mailed to us at [email protected] We are also happy to request your records for you.
How much will my visit cost me?
Please understand that until the doctor is able to examine a pet, it is very difficult for us to give a precise estimate. On a regular appointment day, exams are 42$ and vaccines range from 15-25$ each. We do have wellness packages available and can provide estimates for these at your visit. If the doctor has further recommendations or your pet has other medical needs during an appointment, you will be given a more specific estimate at that time. We also hold a Thrifty Thursday vaccine clinic the second Thursday of March, June, September and December when we provide discount exams and vaccines for healthy pets. For more information on our vaccine clinic and your pet's eligibility/scheduling, give us a call!
I just got a new Puppy/Kitten. When do they need to come in?
As soon as you can schedule a visit after bringing a new pet home! Even if they are not yet due to start or continue vaccines, a wellness exam is recommended and provides us the opportunity to set a vaccination schedule fitting your new pet's age, breed, and future activities. We highly recommend starting a Puppy or Kitten plan. These packages range based on age and inclusions and provide the best deal to get your new addition started off on the right foot.
What Payment Options do you offer?
At our clinic we strive to be very forthcoming regarding how much our services will cost you to reach a plan you are comfortable with financially. We are not able to offer payment plans, holding checks, or billing services. Payment is due when services are rendered. We do accept Credit or Debit (MC, Visa, Amex, Discover) as well as cash for payment. We also accept Care Credit, which is a line of no-interest credit you can obtain specifically for your pet(s)' wellness, surgical, dental and emergency care among other services outside the veterinary field where accepted. For more information on getting approved, please visit CareCredit.com.