What to Expect at a Veterinary Appointment
Knowing what to expect at your first appointment will make the experience more enjoyable for both you and your pet.
Please arrive approximately 10 minutes early to fill out our New Patient Form. To save a bit of time, you can complete the New Patient Form online in advance.
Meet Your Veterinarian
A member of our team will go over your pet's history and discuss their problems with you. You are welcome to ask any questions you have, and we will devote time to answering them.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
We will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment options after evaluating your pet. Your veterinarian and you will collaborate to develop a treatment plan for your pet.
Following your visit, we will prepare a detailed report outlining our diagnosis, our discussion with you, and your pet's treatment plan. We will keep this information on file for future reference.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
At Douglasville Veterinary Hospital we are pleased to serve pet owners in Douglas County. We are committed to providing cutting-edge veterinary care to you and your pet with care and compassion.
We are passionate about preventing illness, educating clients, and providing comprehensive emergency and rehabilitative care to Douglasville pets.
Read through our hospital FAQs to learn more about our office policies, payment options, and appointment scheduling.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is expected at the time services are rendered or when your pet is discharged. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express as forms of payment.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
Before treating your pet, we will provide a reasonable estimate of the cost of our services. Unforeseen circumstances, on the other hand, may arise and have an impact on your final bill.
We will always discuss our written estimate with all clients before they leave our facility, and we will always require a deposit based on our estimate before proceeding with any further treatment.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
- What is your appointment cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can offer the available time in our schedule to other clients.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We take care of all small domestic pets such as cats and dogs.
- Where can I purchase my pet's prescription and food?
You can purchase all the medications and specialty food your pet needs either via our online store or our in-house pharmacy.
- What are the fees associated with a specialty appointment?
You are financially responsible for the initial examination fee as well as any diagnostics or treatment that you agree to for your pet's care. This fee is payable at the time of service.
A deposit is required upfront for additional hospitalization, diagnostics, or surgery, with payment due in full when your pet is discharged.
- What are the fees associated with an emergency visit?
All emergency examinations require a deposit payment. After the staff and doctors have examined your pet, you will be given a treatment estimate to help you decide on a treatment plan.
If your pet requires additional hospitalization, diagnostics, or surgery, a deposit is required up front, with full payment due when your pet is discharged.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
We’re happy to help you fill out pet insurance forms for your pet’s visit.
Pet Owner Resources
Here are some helpful links for your pet's health.