What to Expect at a Veterinary Appointment
Knowing what to expect at your first appointment with us will help to make the process more pleasant for both you and your pet.
We ask that you arrive about 10 minutes early so that you have plenty of time 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 review your pet's history and discuss their issues. You can ask any questions you want, and we'll dedicate time to answering them.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
Once your pet has been assessed, we will provide you with a diagnosis and options for treatment. Your veterinarian will work with you to determine a treatment plan for your pet.
After your visit, we will create a detailed report of our diagnosis, the discussion we had with you, and your pet's treatment plan. We will keep this information on hand for whenever you need it.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
We proudly serve pet owners from Perry and across Middle Georgia.
Our team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art veterinary service with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care in a warm, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.
It is the desire of this Hospital to treat our clients as our friends, to provide them with excellent service and to treat their pets as if they were our own.
If this is your first visit to Westmoreland & Slappey Animal Hospital you're bound to have questions.
Read through the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions below to learn more about our office policies, payment options, and appointment booking.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is expected at the time services are provided or upon discharge of your pet. We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
We are proud to offer CareCredit as a financing option. They offer an easy application process that will give you results in minutes.
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We will provide a good-faith estimate of the cost of our services prior to treating your pet. However, unforeseen circumstances may arise that impact your final bill.
We will always discuss our written estimate with all clients before they leave our facility, and require a deposit based on our estimate prior to 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 let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the space in our schedule to other clients.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We are able to provide care for companion cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes.
- 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 an emergency visit?
A deposit payment is required for all emergency examinations. Once the staff and doctors have examined your pet, an estimate for treatment will be given to you to determine a treatment plan.
If further hospitalization, diagnostics or surgery are required, a deposit is required up front, with payment in full 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.
New Patient Form
Download and fill out the New Patient Form to bring with you.
Get financing with CareCredit quickly and easily.
Drop Off Release
Download and fill out the Drop Off Release Form to bring with you.
Dental Consent Form
If your pet is scheduled for a procedure that requires the use of an anesthetic, please download and fill out this following form to bring with you.
Surgical Consent Form
Download and fill out the Surgical Consent Form to bring with you.