Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser surgery a better choice for my pet?

Yes. Laser surgery is less invasive than traditional forms of surgery. It reduces bleeding, swelling, and risk of infection. It is also less painful for your pet.

Do you accept payment plans?

We understand that emergencies happen that you did not plan for, so we now carry Care Credit. It allows you to apply for a line of credit that can be used here, as well as many other medical facilities. The hospital does pay additional fees for Care Credit, but we want to be able to offer you this option. It’s easy to apply, only takes a few minutes and can be used the same day if you are approved. You can apply here at the hospital, or online.

I am concerned about my pet being walked while boarding.  Do you have safe area to walk the pets ?

Yes.  We have a fenced backyard where the technicians can take pets and actually allow them to roam on their own instead of on a leash.  We would never take the risk of walking your pets on the street  and/or  outside of a clean and secure area.

How does your schedule work, and how far in advance do appointments need to be scheduled?

For your convenience, we try to offer the appointments as soon as you need them. Most appointments can be made the same day or the following day.

You also have the option to leave your pet for a day visit. This allows you to leave your pet with us in the morning for treatment, and pick them up in the afternoon.

We accept surgeries such as spays, neuters, and dental cleanings Monday through Friday, and can usually be scheduled within the same week that you call. All major surgeries are scheduled on Thursdays.

Can we tour the Hospital?

Of Course! We encourage owners to take an active role in their pets care, and feel that includes checking the faculties were their pets will be cared for. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your pets are in good hands, and in a clean, safe environment. If you would ever like to take a tour of our hospital, please just ask!


In the event that my pet is sick, how long will I have to wait for diagnostic results?

Most results will be received the day that we see your pet. We have an in house lab, ultrasound, X-Ray, and endoscope which usually allow us to diagnose and treat your pet right away.

What vaccines are required for my pet?

Coral Reef Animal Hospital wants to keep your pet in the best of health. Therefore, we do require that your pets vaccines and tests are kept updated.

We understand that with a busy schedule, it may be hard to come several times a year for separate vaccines, and visits (unless your pet is ill of course). So to try and keep it simple for the owners and their pets, we recommend performing all of these vaccines and tests on the same day. This is not a risk for your pet. If your pet does have a previous history of vaccine reactions/allergies, just make us aware and special arrangements will be made.

Dogs will need annual Rabies, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza Vaccinations)  and Bordetella vaccines, as well as an annual heartworm and fecal test.

Cats will need annual Rabies, FRCPV (Feline Rhinotracheitis-Calici-Panleukopenia Vaccines), and Feline Leukemia Vaccine, as well as an annual fecal test.