Primary Care

Spays and Neuters

Our hospital routinely performs spays and neuters, the surgical sterilization of female and male dogs, cats, and other animals.

Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of female animals and is called ovariohysterectomy. Neutering involves removal of the testicles of male animals and is called castration.

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

These surgeries are performed most commonly at or around six months of age. However, recommendations are based on your pet and their medical history.  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.