Spay and Neuter
- Spay (ovariohysterectomy, fix) – removal of the ovaries and uterus
- Neuter (orchiectomy, castration, alter) – removal of the testes
- Prevent mismatings and overpopulation
- Prevent euthanasia of unwanted puppies and kittens
- Lower chance of mammary cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer in females
- Prevent pyometra in females
- Eliminate heat cycles
- Reduce chance of prostate problems, testicular cancer, and anal tumors in males
- Reduce chance dogs and cats will be hit by a car
- Sometimes reduce undesirable behaviors
- Prevent costs of caring for pregnant animals, labor and delivery, and caring for newborn puppies and kittens
- Major surgery requiring general anesthesia
- Potential for complications
- Pain (lessened with analgesics)
- Expense (recovered in lower long-term costs)
Ideal age to spay or neuter
Usually around six months but will vary depending on the individual.
Cats, dogs, rabbits.
Choosing a Veterinary Surgeon
Any licensed veterinarian can spay or neuter your pet. It is up to you to find a match based on your comfort level and budget. We at Evesham Veterinary Clinic offer affordable spay and neuter surgeries while at the same time doing everything necessary to make the experience as safe and stress-free as possible.
In our experience the best way to assure a good outcome is for veterinarians and staff to spend time and give each individual animal the personalized attention that they need. This starts at the front desk and continues through preparation, surgery, and recovery. Our commitment continues after the surgery and we remain available for follow-up questions and rechecks. Outstanding service and attention to detail are where we excel.