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Spay and Neuter Services

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Spaying and neutering your puppy or kitten is an essential step towards ensuring their long-term health and well-being.

During your puppy and kitten visits at Animal Medical Hospital & Urgent Care, your doctor will give you more information about the benefits of surgery, timeline of maturity for your pet, and explain setting up a pre-surgical consult. Additionally, spaying and neutering can help alleviate the overpopulation crisis, providing a better future for all animals. By choosing to spay and neuter your pet, you are taking the responsible and compassionate step towards their happiness and overall quality of life.

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What Are the Benefits of Spay and Neuter?


  • Reduced risk of uterine cancer
  • Reduced risk of Pyometra (uterine infection that can be life-threatening)
  • Eliminates heat cycle and associated behaviors
  • Reduces the likelihood of behavioral issues
  • Prevents occurrence of unwanted litters


  • Reduced risk of testicular cancer
  • Reduced risk of Perianal gland tumors
  • Reduces or eliminates spraying or marking territory
  • Helps to prevent roaming tendencies
  • Controls the pet population
A black Great Pyrenees with their team members

Important Information for Your Pet’s Surgery:

  • Please ensure your pet’s last meal is at 8:00 p.m. the day before the surgery. For your pet's safety, food must be withheld until after their surgery. Water is okay to leave out.
  • Drop off for surgery is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Please notify us of any medications given 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • At drop off, allow us a moment to go over paperwork and answer any questions you may have.
  • We will call you after your pet has recovered from anesthesia, but you are still welcome to call and check in.
  • Once your pet is fully awake from anesthesia, your veterinarian will call you to discuss a pick up time and dismissal from the hospital.