How do I schedule an appointment?
What time is my appointment?
What if I need to cancel?
Are there special pre-surgery instructions?
Please don’t feed your animal(s) after midnight the night before surgery. All dogs must be brought in on a leash and all pet cats must be in individual carriers. Feral or community cats must be in traps. We strongly recommend you secure cats (both pet cats and feral cats) the night before. In our experience, most clients who wait until the morning of their appointment have to cancel because they can’t catch the cat.
Contain your animal: All dogs must be brought in on a leash and all pet cats must be in individual carriers. Feral or community cats must be in traps.
Veterinary paperwork: If you’re bringing in your pet, be sure to bring any veterinary paperwork, especially proof of rabies vaccination (which is required by law). We administer a rabies vaccine to all animals lacking rabies documentation.
Grant eligibility: If your pet’s surgery is covered by our spay/neuter grant, make sure you bring documentation to support your eligibility. Your appointment confirmation email specified what documents are required.
Besides surgery and rabies vaccination, what other services do you offer?
On the day of surgery, you can purchase the additional services listed below. Payment is due at drop-off; we accept cash and credit/debit cards.
- DHPP (canine) or FVRCP (feline) Vaccination $10
- Nail Trim $10 (not offered for ferals)
- Ear Cleaning $10
- FIV/FeLV Test (feline) $25
- HomeAgain Microchip $25
- Flea and Tick Prevention (one monthly dose) $10
What will I need for my animal’s successful recovery?
We’ll provide detailed post-surgical care instructions when you pick up. Feral cats are recovered in the trap overnight. Pet cats or dogs may need an e-collar (or cone) to prevent irritation to their incision and to promote healing. Some clients choose to use a surgical suit. Note: we do not sell these items at our clinic; you may wish to purchase one in advance. Make sure you get the right size – an ill-fitting e-collar will not protect the incision.
Will my animal need to return to have stitches removed?
No, we use dissolvable suture.