Larklain Veterinary Services

5 Station Ave
Berwyn, PA 19073


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the practice's hours? 

Our practice is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Fridays we are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment only.

What is your fee schedule?

For our mobile services, we charge a flat house call fee of $100-140, depending on location, for each visit in addition to typical examination, diagnostic, medication/pharmacy, treatment, etc. fees.  Please contact us for specific fee questions; we will answer gladly any such inquiries.  

What forms of payment do you accept and when is payment due?

We accept Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.  Payment is expected at the time of service.

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

We recommend spaying or neutering your cat or dog at approximately 6 months of age. For large breed dogs, we may recommend postponing ovariohysterectomy (spay) or castration until between 8-12 months of age to allow your dog's skeleton to mature fully, thereby hopefully decreasing the chance of orthopedic disease later in life. Your dog or cat is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether he or she is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is performed prior to anesthesia and surgery.

What is pre-anesthetic labwork?

This is labwork that is run prior to surgery or any procedure involving anesthesia. It gives invaluable information about general organ health, red and white blood cell as well as platelets counts and blood clotting function of your dog or cat. Pre-anesthetic labwork is done to assure your companion animal's safety during surgery and his/her ability to heal after surgery.

How long do the sutures stay in after my dog's or cat's surgery?

Procedures involving skin sutures require them to be removed approximately 14 days following the surgery.

Is it a good idea to let my dog or cat 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 chance of mammary tumors, ovarian cysts and uterine infections, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood and thus the chances of suffering injury or contracting an infectious disease, decreasing the incidence of prostate disease, helping prevent spraying and marking, and of course, decreasing the overwhelming number of homeless dogs and cats.

Do you board or groom pets?

No, we neither board nor groom dogs or cats but can provide recommendations for such services upon request.

If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at 610-412-7221.