Frequently Asked Questions


How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

Generally, it is recommended that your pet has two exams per year since pets age much faster than humans. Your pet can’t tell you if they aren’t feeling well or are in pain – early detection and prevention of illnesses and other potential health problems will help your pet live a healthy, active life. Your pet’s Southeast Georgia Veterinary Clinic practitioner will be able to determine the best health and wellness options.


Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Like humans, your pet’s dental health is key to overall health. And like your dental health provider, Southeast Georgia Veterinary Clinic will also suggest any procedures that are necessary to heal or prevent tooth pain, loss, infections, and to protect jaw joint health. We also perform dental extractions when necessary.


What should I do if I notice parasite on my pet?

Your Southeast Georgia Veterinary Clinic practitioner can best prescribe treatments and medications after an examination of your pet to determine the parasitic infection. Some parasites can also be hidden, which is why we perform fecal testing bi-annually and heartworm testing annually.


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

It is safe to spay or neuter cats and dogs as young as eight weeks, but it is recommended before five months for cats and six months for dogs. Talk to your pet’s Southeast Georgia Veterinary Clinic health care provider to determine the best options for your particular pet.


Is payment expected at the time of service?

Yes. Southeast Georgia Veterinary Clinic does accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, Care Credit and Lendmark Financial.


When/where is the mobile unit? What do you do there?

The Southeast Georgia Veterinary Clinic mobile unit visits Brantley County the first Saturday of each month, located at Satilla Grocery. On the second Saturday of the month, we’re located at the Bed, Bath and Beyond in Brunswick. Check-in for surgery is 8:30 a.m. by appointment only. Surgery services offered by the mobile unit are spaying and neutering. We accept walk-ups for heartworm treatment and vaccinations from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We do not offer exams, lab work or other surgeries through the mobile unit.


Does your facility offer grooming and boarding?

Yes! We offer both grooming and boarding at our facility. Please use our side entrance for drop offs and pick ups. We also offer weekend hours for these services.


How much is boarding?

Our boarding prices vary depending upon either the size of the pet or the location that is chosen. We offer 3 different types of boarding accommodations. Please see our boarding and daycare tab for boarding prices and descriptions. Please call the clinic for availability and reservations.


How much is grooming?

Grooming prices vary depending upon the size and breed of the pet. Please call the clinic for appointment times and pricing for any grooming visit.


When do you offer grooming appointments?

We have appointments with Brittany on Mondays, Tuesday through Friday will be with Gabby. Ashley Rhodes is our groomer on the first 3 Saturdays of the month. Please call for availability.


When does my pet need to arrive for a grooming appointment?

Check in times for grooming are from 7:30 am-9:00 am Monday through Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 until 10:00am.


How much experience does each of your groomers have?

Gabby has been grooming for about 5 years. Brittany has been a groomer for about 10 years. Brittany has had previous experience working as a groomers assistant/bather.


What does a grooming include?

A full groom includes a wash, dry, brush out, and all over cut. We also offer furminator treatments to reduce shedding and a basic bath. All of these services include an ear cleaning, nail trim, and anal gland expression. We also offer dremmel nails and brush teeth for additional fees.


What vaccinations are required for grooming and boarding?

Both services require rabies, distemper, lepto, bordatella, and influenza for canines. FVRCP and rabies only for felines.


When can I drop off and pick up my pet for boarding?

We accept drop offs and pick ups weekly Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm. We are also open for boarding on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. Sundays we are open from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm only.


Does your boarding close for major holidays?

Yes. We are closed on all major holidays including New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We still have walkers come in to assist with kennel patients but we do not open the offices for check ins or check outs. All pets are to be brought in or checked out either the day(s) before or after the major holiday.


How many times will my pet be walked for boarding?

We walk, feed, and medicate pets up to 3 times daily. Monday through Friday we assist kennel patients 3 times daily. On weekends and holidays, We assist kennel patients twice daily.


Are you able to handle specials needs for boarding?

All of our staff is fully trained to handle administering of medications.


Do you offer day boarding?

Yes we do! We often have clients make day trips out of town or might be having work down to their home. We can take care of you pet during our normal business hours of 7:30 am until 6:00 pm and you will only be charged a daily fee. We can walk, feed, or medicate your pet when you can't be home with them.