Spaying involves removing the ovaries and prevents female animals from becoming pregnant. Neutering involves removing the testicles and prevents male animals from reproducing. Spaying and neutering should occur after the age of 6 months of age for cats and dogs (1-2 years for large breed dogs).

Our spay and neuter packages include:

  • The Procedure: performed using the standards set by the American Animal Hospital Association. Our highly experienced doctors perform over 400 spays and neuters every year for dogs, cats and other pets. 

  • Pre-surgical bloodwork:  
We perform on-site lab tests to ensure your pet is healthy enough to be operated on and to ensure we provide the proper amounts of anesthesia and pain medication to use. 

  • Pain medication: Metacam or Rimadyl is given to your pet (in addition to other sedatives) to manage their pain. 

  • Anti-nausea medication: We include Cerenia to help lessen feelings of nausea. 

  • IV Fluids: we give anesthetics and other fluids to your pet during and after surgery to ensure their comfort. (IV fluids are not required for male cats).

  • Protective Collar: To prevent your pet from licking or chewing on the incision, we provide you with a temporary collar. The collar will be worn for a just a few days. 

What Happens During a Spay or Neuter?

On surgery morning, we do a complete examination of your pet. Our technicians perform a blood test to ensure your pet is healthy enough to be operated on. Their kidney, liver, protein, electrolyte and glucose levels are tested so that we can determine amounts of anesthesia and post-operative pain medications to use.  


Once your pet is admitted, she is taken to treatment and given a sedative to calm them. Your pet rests in their own kennel, on warm blankets and under the careful monitoring of a veterinary technician. 


An IV catheter is placed in your pet’s leg to deliver general anesthetic and other fluids. Once your pet is under anesthesia, they will feel nothing. A tube is placed into their windpipe to deliver oxygen an anesthesia. A registered veterinary technician, working with the veterinarian, monitors anesthesia, fluid and oxygen levels, heart rate and blood pressure throughout the procedure, while another technician assists the doctor.  Our surgery suite is a special room dedicated to surgery and is careful cleaned and maintained, along with our surgical equipment and tools. 


Once the procedure is performed a veterinary technician nurses your pet through initial recovery.  Once your pet can stand, dogs will be taken outside for bodily needs, and cats will be offered a litter box. They will then rest in their own kennel with IV, medications, food if needed and monitored by our technicians and assistants. 


You will be given a copy of your pet’s discharge instructions and a technician and a veterinarian will then take you to a quiet area and review the current treatment plan and discuss home and follow up care with you. You will receive any necessary medications for your pet and discuss instructions for administering. 


Please do not hesitate to ask if you require any assistance getting your pet into your vehicle. We are here to help. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask before you leave and call us anytime after surgery at 506-455-1700 and one of our veterinarians or the on-call veterinarian will be available to help. 

*Prices provided are for routine spay and neuter procedures. Additional costs may be required for more complex procedures (e.g. cryptorchidism)