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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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering, also known as surgical sterilization, helps to control overpopulation, as well as having many health benefits for your dog.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?


Spaying and neutering sterilize your dog, preventing unwanted pregnancies and overpopulation. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries. Neutering involves removal of the testes.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?


Spaying and neutering prevent overpopulation. Spaying reduces the risk of mammary cancer, pyometra (uterine infection) and eliminates unwanted heat cycles in female dogs. Neutering reduces the risk of prostate enlargement and infection, roaming, urine marking, and undesirable behaviours, such as aggression and mounting in male dogs.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?


We recommend spaying and neutering at 6-9 months of age.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?


Please call us for any price inquiries- 902-827-4257

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Last updated: October 13, 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, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 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