Tanner Lakes Animal Clinic

5630 North Eldridge Parkway Suite #750
Houston, TX 77041



Frequently Asked Questions:


Here are some of the questions/answers that are frequently asked.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to give Tanner lakes Animal Clinic a call at 713-937-4484.  

1. What are the Hospital hours?

Mon, Tues, Thursday, Friday: 8AM - 5PM 

Wed: 8AM - 12PM (No Doctor Appointments available)

Saturday: 8AM - 12PM

Sunday: CLOSED

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Mastercard, American Express, Visa and Care Credit

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service unless arrangements are made before services are rendered.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Elective surgery such as spaying or neutering can be performed at any age, however Dr. Ken recommends each patient complete their puppy/kitten vaccinations before elective surgery. Therefore, most pets will be sterilized around 4-5 months of age.  Your situation may be different, so please call the office (713-937-4484) if you have any questions. 

6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is performed in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, red blood cell count, glucose and protein levels . The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.  All patients at Tanner lakes Animal Clinic will have a pre-anesthetic blood profile performed before surgery.

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

External sutures (if required) will usually be removed 10-14 days after 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 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 prostatic issues later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

9.  When do kittens and puppies receive their first set of vaccination, etc?

First vaccines are administered between 6-8 weeks of age. 

10.  Is heartworm prevention needed year round?

In Houston, Texas heartworm prevention is needed year round.  Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes.   

11.  I will be traveling with my cat and dog to the U.K. next year.  Can T.L.A.C. assist with the paperwork?

Yes, Dr. Ken has successfully sent hundreds of pets to the U.K. (and many other countries) with proper testing, documentation, and required treatments.