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Useful Documents & Information

Client Information Form

This allows us to record owners and their pets information so that we can effectively and efficiently provide the service you deserve, please submit your information to us prior to your appointment.

Payments and Discounts

Payment Policy

North Main Animal Hospital accepts cash, check, debit card, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. We provide treatment plans for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received a treatment plan, you are welcome to request one at any time and it will provide your expected charges.

Discounts

North Main Animal Hospital offers discounted services to senior citizens and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.

Veterinary Resources/Links

North Main Animal Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet. Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites. We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

American Kennel Club

American Animal Hospital Association

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

American Veterinary Medical Association

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Agility Information

Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Hills Prescription Diets

AAHA Pet Care Library

Purina Veterinary Diets

AVMA Care for Pets (general resources)

Petfinder

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services

Animal Cancer and Imaging Center

Animal Neurology Center

Veterinary Vision of Rochester

AEC Animal Emergency Center

Pet Health Network

General Pet Dental Information

Informational Videos

Dental Health Video

Exercising Your Pet Video

Fleas Video

Geriatric Wellness Video

Heartworm Disease Video

Internal Parasites Video

Ticks Video

Vaccines Video

Wellness Video

Finding Your New Pet

There are numerous ways to get your new family member including a rescue, breeder or pet shop. We highly recommend choosing your pet from a rescue or a breeder.

Animal Shelters & Rescues

Animal shelters and rescue agencies, or what used to be known as pounds, are either governmental or private organizations that provide temporary homes for stray, surrendered, or abandoned pet animals. The animal is kept at the shelter until it is reclaimed by the owner, adopted to a new owner, placed with another organization, or euthanized.

Unfortunately, resources are seldom adequate to support the large number of animals taken in by these organizations. As a result, animals that are not claimed by their owners, or that have temperament or health issues that cannot be corrected or treated within the resources of the organization, are often euthanized. Shelters that receive a disproportionate number of animals compared to available adopters may also euthanize animals because of space concerns.

A small number of shelters have chosen to be "no-kill" shelters, which support healthy and adoptable pets for the remainder of their lives or until they are adopted. However, as funding is limited, the number of animals that can be accepted by these organizations can be low, and some animals may not be accepted because of behavior or health concerns. "No-kill" shelters often do euthanize if they receive animals with these problems. There are no clear standards for assessing these issues, and so statistics cited about how many "adoptable" animals are euthanized or adopted can be meaningless.

Animal control agencies, or nonprofit organizations contracting for animal control duties, also enforce animal-related ordinances. Some animal shelters also provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries or veterinary care, behavior training or other services.

By contrast, animal sanctuaries will look after animals for the rest of their natural life, without necessarily attempting to find them any other home. Some establishments combine the qualities of an animal shelter with those of a sanctuary.

A great resource to find animals available for adoption is Petfinder.com.