Spay and Neuter Services

Spay (Ovariohysterectomy)

Physical Exam

Each pet will be examined for any physical or medical abnormalities that may need to be treated prior to surgery.

Anesthesia Isoflurane

Isoflurane is the inhalant we use to put your pet under anesthesia. It is a gas that is administered through an endotracheal tube placed in the pet's throat, just as it would be administered to a human.

Anesthetic Monitoring

Just as with a human, a pet's vital signs must be monitored while it is under anesthesia. This is to make sure the pet's body is working properly and processing the anesthesia correctly. We utilize pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation), carbon dioxide level, temperature and respiratory monitors.

IV Catheter and Fluids

The IV catheter is used to administer fluids into your pet's bloodstream. These fluids maintain your pet's blood pressure and circulation while under the anesthesia. A warm-water heated blanket is also used to keep your pet warm.

Ovariohysterectomy

Performing an ovariohysterectomy, or "spaying" your female pet, is extremely important. It will be a benefit to you because she will be less inclined to roam away from home and you won't have to worry about unwanted litters. It's a benefit to her because she will not have the desire to wander, which will lessen her chance of getting seriously injured, such as getting bitten by an animal, or it by a car. She will be less likely to get into fights with other animals to defend her territory, so her chance of catching communicable diseases will decrease. She also will no longer be at risk for ovarian cancer or a life-threatening uterine infection called pyometra. The spay will also benefit the community because your pet will not be reproducing and enlarging the stray animal population or spreading any sexually transmitted diseases.

Pain Management

Because surgery can be painful, we provide pain medication during and after a spay surgery. A prescription of carprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) or buprenex is dispensed to continue pain management at home.

Neuter (Castration)

Physical Exam

Each pet will be examined for any physical or medical abnormalities that may need to be treated prior to surgery.

Anesthesia Isoflurane

Isoflurane is the inhalant we use to put your pet under anesthesia. It is a gas that is administered through an endotracheal tube placed in the pet's throat, just as it would be administered to a human.

Anesthetic Monitoring

Just as with a human, a pet's vital signs must be monitored while it is under anesthesia. This is to make sure the pet's body is working properly and processing the anesthesia correctly. We utilize pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation), carbon dioxide level, temperature and respiratory monitors.

IV Catheter and Fluids

The IV catheter is used to administer fluids into your pet's bloodstream. These fluids maintain your pet's blood pressure and circulation while under the anesthesia. A warm-water heated blanket is also used to keep your pet warm.

Neuter

Performing a Neuter (castration) on your male pet is extremely important. It will be a benefit to you because he will be less inclined to roam away from home and the desire to urine mark will be greatly reduced. It's a benefit to him because he will not have the desire to wander, which will lessen his chance of getting seriously injured, such as getting bitten by an animal or hit by a car. He will be less likely to get into fights with other animals to defend his territory, so his chance of catching communicable diseases will decrease. He also will no longer be at risk for testicular cancer or prostatitis. The neuter will also benefit the community because your pet will not be reproducing and enlarging the stray animal population or spreading any sexually transmitted diseases.

Pain Management

Because surgery can be painful, we provide pain medication during and after a spay surgery. A prescription of carprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) or buprenex is dispensed to continue pain management at home.


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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am

1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed