Malden Animal Hospital

231 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148


Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (781)322-8795.


  1. What are the Hospital hours?
    Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm a. On Saturdays we are open from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, American Express, Mastercard and Visa. Unfortunately at this time we do not accept care credit

  4. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service. We do not offer payment plans.
  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 required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Each surgery is on a case by case basis, in the event that it is recommend we may refer your pet to a referral hospital. For example for large breed dogs we recommend laparoscopic spays which can be done at several different referral hospitals in the area.
  6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
    This is a blood test that is run 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 involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 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 later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and serious (life threatening)f uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), testicular cancer, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
  9. Do you board pets?
    No, we do not offer boarding services at this time.