We're pleased to offer the following services at Colonial Park Veterinary Hospital:
Wellness exams and sick/injured office visits are WALK-IN ONLY for dogs and cats. No appointments necessary. Come on in whenever works best for your schedule, but know that we do check-in our last patient for the day 30 minutes before closing. Due to the nature of our schedule, sometimes there can be quite a wait to see the doctor depending on a number of factors including the number of doctors seeing patients that day, the severity of the cases checked in before you, and any number of other potential factors behind the scenes. If you are concerned about how long the wait might be, you are welcome to call before making the drive to inquire about approximate wait times.
Please know that our doctors care about every single patient that walks through our doors. They may take their time to address every issue with each patient they see, but they will take that same patient approach to addressing your pet’s problems and your concerns when it’s your turn to be seen.
Elective surgeries (canine and feline spays and neuters, and feline front declaw procedures) and dentals are required to be scheduled procedures.
If we’ve never seen your pet before or it’s been more than a year since we’ve seen them, you’ll need to bring them in for an office visit where a veterinarian will examine and evaluate your pet for any anesthetic risk factors. At that time, we can usually go ahead and run any pre-anesthetic bloodwork that might be required, give you an appropriate estimate for the procedure, go over and have you sign the anesthetic consent forms, and address any questions or concerns you might have about the procedure or your pet going under general anesthesia.
If your pet has seen one of our veterinarians in the last year, you can usually call and schedule that procedure for a day that works best with your schedule. If you’d like an estimate before scheduling, you can bring your pet in to be evaluated by the veterinarian and have an estimate generated for your pet’s specific needs.
The morning of the procedure, plan on being at the clinic for your pet’s “drop-off” for around 30 minutes. Several animals will be checking in for surgery in the same 8-8:30 a.m. timeslot. You’ll also go over anesthesia consent forms and the details of the day with the surgery technician and surgeon doing the procedure.
Emergencies are accepted anytime during business hours and also after-hours to established regularly seen patients. If you feel you have an emergency (examples are toxic substance ingestion, hit by car, or your pet has collapsed) please call ahead if possible so that a staff member can advise you on your particular situation and our team can be prepared when you walk in the door. Your pet will immediately be taken to our treatment area to be triaged, and then you’ll be updated on your pet’s condition and the treatment plan.
If you have an after-hours emergency, you must be an established client whom we see your pets for regular care. Please call us and the voicemail recording will give you instruction on how to reach the answering service who will reach out to the on-call doctor. If you don’t hear from the doctor within 15-20 minutes, please call the answering service again.
We are proud to offer our services to care for multiple pet species including:
- Pocket Pets*
*Dr. Sultemeier is the only veterinarian here who sees these pets and an appointment is required to be seen with these pets. Please call for availability.