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 (203)261-7387.
Do I need to have an appointment?
Appointments allow us to maintain a quiet, low-stress waiting room for you and your pet.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Call the office during business hours to schedule an appointment. 203-261-7387
What are your hours?
Office hours are:
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday
8:00 a.m. - Noon Saturday
Evening and weekend house calls are also available for special situations. Please call the office to make arrangements.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa and Discover
What should I do if I have an emergency?
During office hours our doctors and staff will be available to provide emergency services to a critically ill patient. It would be helpful if you could call on your way so Dr. Fearon can be notified if she is on a house call. There are also emergency veterinary clinics in the area open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take the time to look at this list and become familiar with the clinic closest to your home.
Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center
Newtown Veterinary Specialists
New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine
Norwalk Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center
How does a house call work?
Dr. Fearon travels in her car, packing the material that she anticipates needing based on the nature of the visit. If your pet's illness is more critical, they are probably best seen in the clinic where Dr. Fearon has the resources to diagnose and treat them as soon as possible. Dogs are usually examined on the floor of their favorite room or in the back yard on a nice day. Since cats often like to hide when visitors arrive, it's helpful to have them contained in a bathroom or laundry room prior to the appointment. She's happy to call from the driveway instead of ringing the doorbell, allowing the animal to stay where they are until she gets there, usually 15 minutes on either side of the scheduled appointment time.
What towns do you serve?
Home Veterinary Services, L.L.C. serves Trumbull, Fairfield, Stratford, Easton, Monroe and parts of Bridgeport and Shelton. If scheduling permits, Dr. Fearon is willing to travel outside her area for a home euthanasia.
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.
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?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 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.
Do you have boarding or grooming facilities?
No, we do not board healthy animals, but will keep sick animals and animals recovering from surgery in our hospital as needed. We provide only medical services related to the skin and coat of an animal, but do not offer routine grooming services.