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Are you bringing your pet in for surgery?  Please take a look at the information below to ensure you are fully prepared.  

Pre-Op Information

Vaccinations

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 unable to accept medical history or receipts as proof of Rabies vaccine, it MUST be a signed Rabies 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 At 9:00pm the Night Before Surgery
Adult animals must have food withdrawn the night before surgery at 9:00pm.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, 8:30 a.m. for dog vouchers, 9 a.m. for cats and 9:30 a.m. for cat vouchers
The admission process usually takes 15-20 minutes to complete. If you wish, you may collect the paperwork before your appointment to save time.  Please do not come early- you will not be allowed inside for check-in until your designated time.


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. 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. On Fridays, we do not perform surgery. Please note that we do not board pets.

Method of Payment
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.  Fees must be paid in the morning at drop-off.  We do not accept checks or American Express.  


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 6 Years 

Require pre-anesthetic blood work prior to scheduled surgery. ($70 - $80)


For more information regarding our surgical pricing and procedures, please click here. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All spay, neuter and grooming appointments scheduled for December 1, 2016 or after will 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 24 hours prior to scheduled check-in time. Appointments may be rescheduled twice. Deposits will be lost if the appointment is canceled, not rescheduled 24 hours before or marked as a “no-show”.