Primary Care

Spays and Neuters

Spaying or neutering your pet helps them live longer, healthier lives, minimizes behavior problems, and reduces euthanasia at animal shelters due to pet overpopulation. If you are shopping around for comparative prices on spays and neuters, be sure to ask about the type of anesthesia used, the type of pain management provided, and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. All of our surgery patients have IV catheters placed and receive IV fluids. We use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anesthetic. Licensed veterinary technicians administer anesthesia and a trained anesthetic assistant continually assesses and records your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during and after the procedure and all this allows for a faster recovery.

Spaying is the complete surgical removal of both the ovaries and uterus. It is also called an "ovariohysterectomy.” Spaying will eliminate the often 'messy' heat cycles that attract male dogs to your yard and home. Most importantly, early spaying prevents two common diseases in intact females: mammary cancer and a deadly uterine infection known as a pyometra.

Neutering is the complete surgical removal of both testicles. It can help eliminate undesirable and, at times, embarrassing behavior in your male dog. Neutering prevents testicular cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of prostate disease and certain tumors and hernias that are found in the perianal region.