Spaying (female) and neutering (male) is important to your pet’s health. While your pet will no longer be able to reproduce, their overall health is a key reason to consider the procedure. Other benefits include improved behavior, elimination of unwanted pregnancies and neglected pets, and decreased risk for certain cancers and infections. Your pet will live a longer, healthier, more socialized lifestyle.
What will happen on the day of surgery?
We ask that you withhold food after 9pm the night before surgery. Please drop off your pet at the Animal Doctor location between 7:30am and 8:00am the morning of surgery. Your pet will be able to go home between 3:30pm and 5:30pm that day. Your pet may be more tired that evening, or have a decreased appetite. Please keep your pet quiet for a week to allow them to heal properly. All closures will be made internally with absorbable suture material, so no follow up is required!
How to schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, you will call one of the Animal Doctor locations. If you are a new client , a member of our team will create you an account and request your pets records. All clients will be asked about pre-anesthetic testing, IV fluid administration, and microchipping (all of which are additional charges). At this point the client may request an estimate for the procedure if desired. A deposit is not required to schedule a spay/neuter.
Why choose Animal Doctor?
The DVM and surgery technician are required to sterilize prior to entering the room. While in surgery each staff member must wear scrubs, a mask, and gloves. Our surgical procedures and anesthesia protocol are catered to your pets individualized needs. We also take extra measures to ensure your pet has a comfortable and safe visit with us. We use blankets and beds to keep them warm and comfortable post-surgery until they are ready to go home. You can rely on us to keep your pet as our focal point!