Sova Animal Hospital - Butler, NJ - Other FAQ's

Sova Animal Hospital

1546 Route 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405


FAQ's:  Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (973)838-5528.


1.  What are the Hospital hours?

Our hospital is open Mondays and Wednesday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. The hospital is closed on Sunday.


2.  Do I need to have an appointment?                            

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.


3.  What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, ScratchPay and Care Credit


 4.  Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service. Care Credit may be used as a payment option.  Information may be obtained at and


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 is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.


6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run 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 10-14 days following the surgery.


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 your 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, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.