Sahara Pines Animal Hospital

6533 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89146-2909


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 (702) 876-7580.

  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.

  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment only. We do not accept walk ins. 

  3. What if my pet has an emergency?
    Please call us at (702) 876-7580 for instructions if an emergency arises during our normal business hours.  
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  4. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and Care Credit

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  5. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service. If you need payment assistance we highly recommend CareCredit. 

  6. 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 required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

    Please note, Clark County Ordinance (10.08.130) requires all dogs and cats to be spayed/neutered unless the owner has a current exemption.  For details on this and other Clark County animal laws, please see the Clark County Animal Control FAQ website.

  7. 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. For additional information, please see our Surgical FAQ's page for information about anesthetic and other aspects of surgery.

  8. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
    Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery. Please see our Surgical FAQ's page for more information about sutures and other aspects of surgery.

  9. 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 your 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.

  10. Do you board pets?
    Yes, we do boarding for our established clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. They must be up to date on all vaccines. 

  11. What are your kennels like?
    Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 3 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.