Jamacha Veterinary Clinic

693 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019



Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions and answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to call us at Jamacha Veterinary Clinic.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

Our hospital is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. We are closed Saturday and Sunday and major holidays. Please visit our Hospital Hours page to view holiday closures.


2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.  However, emergency cases are an exception.


3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express & Care Credit.


4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service. See our Payment Policy for additional information.


5. 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. You can complete your surgical authorization prior to you appointment.


6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic, or sent to an outside lab 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.


7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Procedures that involve sutures require them to be removed 14 days following the surgery.


8.  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, 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 decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.The following articles may be helpful when deciding to spay or neuter your pet: Canine Neuter, Canine Spay, Feline Neuter, and Feline Spay.