Golden Paws Veterinary Service and Housecalls

Norfolk, VA 23518



Frequently Asked Questions


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Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (757) 577-0813.


  1. What are the Mobile Hospital hours?
    Our mobile hospital hours are Tues to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The mobile clinic is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Dr. Golden provides veterinary relief on Mondays. We see patients by appointment only.

  2. Do I need to have an appointment?
    Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Please fill out a request online or call 757-577-0813.

  3. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa

  4. Can I make payments?
    Payment is required at the time of service

  5. Why are mobile clinic prices higher than most brick and mortar vet practices?
    We have nearly all of the same capabilities of a standalone clinic but require gasoline to move us to each appointment and also run the generator which powers all of the diagnostics. The cost of travel is significant in a 26’ vehicle and it incurs more frequent wear and tear. We also cannot see as many patients in a day due to traveling to each location. We prioritize our time with you and your animal so that we get a thorough history, exam and quality diagnostic plan.

  6. What surgeries are available on a mobile clinic
    We provide dental cleanings and surgery as well as minor mass removals and neuters. We do not perform abdominal procedures due to the inability to hospitalize overnight.

  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 uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

  9. Do you board pets?
    No, we are a mobile facility.