LOCATION AND HOURS:
139 Shaw St.
Spay/Neuter is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays by appointment only. Your pet will need to spend the entire day with us to allow time for pre-surgical examinations and blood testing, surgery, and monitoring during the recovery period. A deposit of 50% of the spay/neuter fee is required at the time of scheduling the appointment.*
Each animal is given a general anesthetic and is completely asleep during the surgical procedure. Each animal will metabolize the drugs at a different rate and therefore some (especially the younger ones) will seem quite alert and bouncy after surgery and some will seem more groggy. For more information, click FORMS - anesthesia information.
Other minor elective surgical services such as: hernia repair, gastroplexy (stomach stapling), dewclaw or lump removals, retained baby teeth extractions, and minor eye surgeries MAY be available on the same day that your pet is presented for spay/neuter. Please call for availability and an estimate. A pre-surgical examination appointment may be required.
Additional fees MAY apply for obesity, pregnancy or uterine infections, female dogs in heat, males with undescended testicles, and unforeseen surgical presentations. Every reasonable attempt will be made to contact you before proceeding with the surgery.
*Our deposit policy is as follows: 1) If you are canceling the appointment, you must give us 5 business days notice to receive a refund on your deposit. 2) If you are rescheduling the appointment, you must give us 3 business days notice in order for your deposit apply. Appointments rescheduled with less than 3 days notice will lose the deposit.
Other options available the day of surgery:
Pre-anesthetic blood testing is available on the scheduled day of surgery. The cost varies, depending on age and physical condition, from $49-$82. If you need a full panel, you must schedule a tech appointment a few days in advance to have blood drawn and sent out to our reference lab.
Pain medication – your pet will receive several pain meds before and during surgery. These medications generally wear off by the following morning. Take home pain meds are available if you feel that your pet will need additional medications.
A lamp-shade (e-collar) collar is strongly recommended to prevent licking of the incision area