Primary Care

Spays and Neuters

Unless your dog or cat is a show animal, he or she should be spayed or neutered before six months of age. This helps prevent medical problems such as mammary and genital cancer, and behavior problems such as marking and inappropriate urination.

We perform pre-screening labwork to be sure that your pet's liver, kidneys, and other internal organs are functioning properly. We offer intravenous fluids for all procedures to ensure that your pet stays hydrated with an adequate blood pressure throughout the day. One of our veterinarians will devise an anesthetic plan that is customized to best fit your pet's needs. During each procedure, your pet's respiration, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, temperature, heart rate and blood oxygenation levels are monitored and recorded continuously. Your pet is also monitored closely as he wakes after the procedure until he goes home that evening. The surgical nurse assigned to your pet that day coordinates the scheduling, care and monitoring of all surgery patients.