Our COVID-19 Policies

While our standard operating protocols may have changed to increase our patients’ and clients’ safety, you can continue to expect the same exceptional care and service from Mills Creek Animal Hospital, COVID or no COVID. See our updated COVID-19 policies below to find out more about how we’re keeping you and your pets safe.

Curbside Care

Currently, our hospital is performing curbside appointments only. To schedule a visit, simply contact us as you typically would. When you and your pet arrive, stay in your car and call to let us know you’re ready. One of our team members will take your pet into our facility where we’ll provide the necessary treatments. If you need any food and/or medication refills, let us know and we’ll bring them out to your car. When your pet’s appointment is complete, we will bring them out to you, then call you after to discuss the appointment and collect your payment.

Services

Our services are currently being prioritized based on the resources we have available. If there is something your pet needs, please give us a call so we can discuss it and help you schedule an appointment.

Online Pharmacy

You can always use our online pharmacy if your pet needs a refill on their medication, prescription diet, or supplement. Every product you order online will be shipped right to your front door, so you won’t need to drive out to our hospital.

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policies or need to make an appointment, call us today at (704) 802-1005!

Offering spay and neuter to the pets of Concord, NC.

Preventing pregnancy isn’t the only reason to spay and neuter your pets, though it is certainly important. At Mills Creek Animal Hospital, we also recommend it for the sake of their long-term health and for the betterment of all dogs and cats in the Concord, NC area. When animals have an unplanned litter, many of the puppies or kittens will end up in shelters or become strays.

When the strays reproduce, this leads to a significant increase in not only the stray population but the shelter animal population as well. This puts a lot of strain on shelters, which often have to euthanize otherwise healthy animals. To combat this cycle and help more dogs and cats find loving homes, we recommend that every pet be spayed or neutered.

How long should I wait to spay or neuter my pet?

Most dogs and cats can be safely spayed or neutered at 6 months old. This can vary, however, depending on their size and overall health. Large and extra-large dog breeds rely on their sex hormones to help them grow. Because they take longer to grow than smaller breeds, these dogs usually have to wait until they are at least a year old to be spayed or neutered. Spaying/neutering too soon can interfere with their growth and result in joint problems.

Spaying and neutering dogs and cats have far more benefits than risks, and it can improve both your pet’s lifelong health and behavior. If you have questions about spaying and neutering and want to discuss your pet’s options, call us today at 704-802-1005!

The most important spay and neuter benefits for dogs and cats.

While your pet’s chances of becoming pregnant or making another animal pregnant may be low, there are several crucial health benefits to consider on their behalf, including:

Benefits of spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats
  • Minimal risk of developing mammary gland tumors (females)
  • No risk for ovarian or uterine cancer (females)
  • No risk for pyometra, life-threatening uterine infection (females)
  • Minimal risk of developing prostate problems (males)
  • No risk for testicular cancer (males)
  • No recurring heat cycle (females)
  • Less likely to engage in hormone-driven behaviors, such as aggression, roaming to find a mate, mounting furniture or other animals, vocalizing, or urine marking in the house (males)