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.

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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering are important for the health of your cat, and to help control the very large cat overpopulation problem we have.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying is the surgical procedure whereby the uterus and ovaries are removed from a female cat. Neutering the procedure whereby the testicles are surgically removed from a male cat.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


We recommend spaying and neutering at about 6 months of age, after the vaccine series is finished, and before the female cat has a heat cycle.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?


Your kitty should be fasted overnight, then brought into the hospital in the morning. Pre-surgical bloodwork is drawn to make sure the internal organs are functioning normally. A sedative is given, an IV catheter is placed, and the cat is anesthetized. A small area is clipped, and the surgery is performed in our OR. Blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels are monitored closely. Fluids are given, and temperature monitored and controlled by trained technicians. When surgery is finished, the kitty is monitored, given long-acting pain medication and warmed until fully awake. Sutures are generally absorbable and do not have to be removed.

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Last updated: July 6, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday & 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 Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital