FAQs

Pre- & Post-Op Instructions:

After you have scheduled your pet’s surgery, make sure you download the pre- & post-op instructions to ensure a safe surgery and a speedy recovery.

Pre-Op Instructions

Post-Op Instructions

What does spay and neuter mean?

A spay (surgery for females) removes the ovaries and uterus from female animals and so eliminates the possibility of ovarian and uterine infection and cancer. Spaying can also prevent mammary gland tumors.

A neuter (surgery for males) removes the testicles and prevents testicular tumors in male dogs. Neutering also reduces aggressiveness and roaming behaviors in both cats and dogs. Neutering also greatly reduces the possibility of prostate diseases including cancer.

Does a licensed veterinarian perform the surgeries?

Yes. NC state law mandates that any person performing surgery on an animal be a licensed veterinarian by the North Carolina State Veterinary Board. You can view our veterinarians’ credentials on the About Us page.

What is the cost?

The cost is determined by the sex and type of the animal. You can view our pricing menu on the Services page.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept debit, visa, master card and cash. We do NOT accept checks. Payment is due at the time of your pet’s discharge.

Can I walk in with my animal for a surgery?

No. All appointments need to be scheduled in advance. You can schedule an appointment by filling out the request form on the Contact Us page.

Can you give my cat/dog vaccinations while he/she is there?

Yes. We offer limited vaccinations to patients on the day of their pet’s scheduled surgery.

Do you administer pain medication to my pet?

Yes. Pain medicine is given during the surgery. We also provide additional pain medication to take home with each patient following the procedure. The cost of the additional medication is included in the surgery fee.

Can you microchip my pet?

Yes. For $20, we can microchip your pet the day of the surgery.

Do you perform surgeries on feral (or wild) cats?

Yes, but we do have special admittance instructions for feral cats. Click here to view our Feral Cat Policies.

Can spaying my female pet help reduce the chances for breast (mammary gland) cancer?

Yes. Mammary gland cancer in pets can be prevented if they’re spayed early. For dogs, spay before her first heat, and for cats, spay before she turns one year old. In unspayed female dogs, mammary gland tumors are among the most common tumors and 50% are cancerous. In unspayed female cats, mammary gland tumors are less common than in dogs, but 85% are cancerous.