Primary Care

Spays and Neuters

Our hospital routinely performs spays and neuters, the surgical sterilization of female and male dogs and cats. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of female dogs and cats and is called ovariohysterectomy. Neutering involves removal of the testicles of male dogs and cats and is called castration. 

Both procedures are performed under general anesthesia and both involve a surgical incision. Pain management medications are used routinely to ensure your pet's comfort. 

Ask our staff about spaying or neutering your pet to help prevent unwanted sexual behavior and pregnancies and to decrease or eliminate the possibility of certain disease conditions later in life. A spay or neuter service can be added to most CareClub Wellness plans within the first 7 months of the plan. Please ask our staff if you are interested in learning more about this add-on service for our CareClub Wellness plans.