Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
The most common surgical procedure in a veterinary hospital would be the spay/neuter. It can also be a very personal and contentious issue. We consider these surgeries as a valuable part of a pet’s preventative care – we see so many reasons to do so on a daily basis. We see patients with physical conditions related to their reproductive organs. We consult with patients dealing with hormone-related behavioural issues. We are always happy to discuss reasons and concerns about your individual dog.
Neutering/spaying your dog removes the reproductive organs so that they cannot procreate. Removing these organs stops hormone production as well.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
The greatest benefit to yourself, your pet and your community is to prevent unwanted litters. There are also behavioural and health benefits to having your pet neutered as well. Marking behaviours, roaming and certain aggressions can be avoided by spay/neuter. Prostatitis, mammary masses, vaginal prolapse, pyometra are all common conditions associated with intact animals. Our staff would be happy to review the pros and cons of your individual pet.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
As we are learning more about our dogs through veterinary research, it is becoming evident that there is no absolute answer. Size and breed are now a huge factor in the timing of a spay/neuter. However, the risk of pregnancy or long-term behavioural issues may alter the final scheduling as well. Our goal is to review these concerns during routine vaccinations as part of your dog’s preventative health program.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Our neuter/spay prices are related to the size of your pet. Our goal is to provide the best care possible, so pain control, bloodwork, fluids and anesthetic monitoring are including in our standard surgical estimates.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!