Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Spaying and neutering your pet is an important step towards preventing undesirable behaviours, disease prevention, and pet overpopulation. Each year thousands of dogs are euthanized at shelters across Canada due to an insufficient number of homes.
Spaying and neutering refers to the surgical removal of the testicles for males and the ovaries and uterus for females under a general anesthetic. Your dog receives the best care during their surgical visit at our hospital which will include effective, state of the art pain management and lots of snuggles. We will be more than happy to discuss this important procedure with you and give you a tour of our surgical suite with top of the line equipment and recovery areas to assure you that your canine companion will receive the best medical care.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Spaying and neutering keeps more pets from ending up in shelters. Many dogs are euthanized each year as a result of there being an insufficient number of homes. Spaying and neutering also reduces some behavioural problems and reduces the likelihood of developing certain diseases. If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in just 6 years.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
Your veterinarian will discuss with you the best time for your pet to be spayed or neutered. The size of your dog and the sex will play a role in determining the best age. A general guide is 6 months of age but for some breeds, your veterinarian may suggest a later date.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
The cost to spay or neuter your pet will vary based on the age of your pet. Many people will also opt to have their dog microchipped at the same time which will affect the cost as well. Call your veterinary healthcare team to discuss surgery fees for your pet today.
The past 5 years at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital have been incredible. Exciting, fun, challenging, heartbreaking, eye-opening, stressful, and at times, difficult; but amazing. Every day that passes, I have fallen more and more in love with animal medicine.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue with a closed door policy for any technician-based appointments (i.e., nail trims, anal gland expressions, vaccine boosters, etc.)
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital