Our vets recommend that pets are vaccinated from communicable diseases (distemper, parvo, and upper respiratory diseases) at least two weeks prior to surgery. In addition, North Carolina state law requires a current rabies vaccination for your pet. Please bring proof in the form of a vaccine certificate. We are otherwise required to administer one at the time of surgery for a charge of $10. This Rabies Certificate must be present at the time of check-in and cannot guarantee that there will be time to wait for you to obtain this document once your animal has checked in.
Withdraw Food And Water at 9:00pm the Night Before Surgery
All animals must have food and water withdrawn the night before surgery at 9:00pm.
Keep Your Pet Indoors
Pets must be kept indoors or confined the night before surgery. This ensures that they are not eating outside, which could potentially be dangerous during surgery.
Check-In Time is 8 a.m. for dogs, and 9 a.m. for cats .
The admission process usually takes 30 - 45 minutes to complete.
Leave Your Pet in the Car
Please leave your animal in your car until you have completed check-in. Once we have your paperwork, and have spoken to you about your animal’s health, you will be asked to bring them in. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier by themselves. If you do not have a carrier for your cat, you can purchase a cardboard carrier for $10.
Pets are Held Overnight
On Mondays through Thursdays, all animals are held overnight and released the following day at 7:30 a.m.
Please note that we do not board pets.
Method of Payment
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Fees must be paid in the morning at drop-off. We do not accept checks, Care Credit or payments over the phone.
About the Surgery
In female animals, the uterus and ovaries are removed through a small incision in the abdominal wall, which makes them unable to get pregnant. In male dogs and cats, the scrotum is not removed, only the testicles. This prevents the production of sperm, meaning they will no longer be able to father puppies or kittens. Our patients are completely asleep during surgery and are unable to feel or move.
Tattoo = Spay/Neuter
Your pet will receive a small, green tattoo near the incision site. This tattoo is not another incision—it’s just a small score in the top layers of the skin filled with tattoo ink and covered with surgical glue. The tattoo will ensure that
anyone examining your animal will know they have been sterilized.
Animals Over 8 Years
Require pre-anesthetic blood work prior to scheduled surgery. ($60)
Animals 10 Years or Older
Require pre-anesthetic blood work prior to scheduled surgery.($85)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All spay and neuter appointments require a $10 scheduling deposit. This deposit will be used towards the total amount due the day of your appointment. This deposit is non-refundable. This deposit will roll over to your next visit if rescheduled 48 hours prior to scheduled check-in time. Appointments may be rescheduled twice. Deposits will be lost if the appointment is canceled, not rescheduled 48 hours before or marked as a “no-show”.
Call Us: 336.299.3060