State College Veterinary Hospital

1700 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801-2719



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 (814) 238-8181.


What are the Hospital hours?


Monday open 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Tuesday open 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Wednesday open 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Thursday open 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Friday open 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Saturday open 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (see below)
Sunday open 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (see below)


* The additional hours on Saturday and Sunday are for dropping off or picking up kennel boarders. You may also pick up prescription medications as well as special diets during this time.  There will not be a doctor seeing appointments at this time. 


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Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.


What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and Care Credit. 


Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.


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

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 5 1/2 to 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 is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.


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.


How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Most Procedures have internal sutures that do not need to be removed.  However some procedures involving external sutures require them to be removed in 10 to 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.