Thornwood Animal Hospital

662 Commerce Street
Thornwood, NY 10594




Frequently Asked Questions


Person with a dog

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 (914) 769-4502.



What are the Hospital hours?

Our hours can be found here.


Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.


What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Mastercard and Visa. Checks will be accepted after a client has been with us for at least 6 months. 


Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.


At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

This depends on the breed and sex of your pet. Please give us a call to discuss your pet's individual case. 


What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that we require prior to surgery/anesthesia. 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.


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.


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.


Do you board pets?

No, we do not board pets.