Spay-Neuter

This is an important day in your pet’s life. A spay or neuter is a surgery which prevents your pet from reproducing. This procedure can also help protect your pet from certain diseases, such as breast cancer, uterine infections, testicular cancer and prostate disease. It should also prevent them from running away to find a mate, which adds to the pet overpopulation problem, or worse, being hit by a car. We strongly recommend that all pets be spayed or neutered, usually around 5 to 6 months of age. Your pet is older? Don’t worry; we can make recommendations to do the surgery at almost any time if required.

Although considered routine surgeries, we take the safety of your pet very seriously. At Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, all of our surgeries have a technician dedicated to monitor the anesthetic through blood pressure measurements, EKG, Oxygenation, CO2 levels and apnea alert. We use intravenous fluids to protect blood pressure levels, synthetic sutures and post op pain medication. Most of these surgeries are completely closed using three layers under the skin and no skin sutures to save you the inconvenience of returning for suture removal.

Scheduling Your Pet’s Surgery

Just give us a call to set up your pet’s surgery. If he or she is fully up to date on vaccines, we can book a date over the phone and we will see you on admission to the hospital. (Please bring all available vaccine history if your pet has not been to our hospital before.)

Surgical Options

We provide Intravenous fluids as part of all of our routine surgeries. This is included in the price, and helps to maintain hydration and blood pressure during surgery.

Blood Work; A simple blood test can be taken on the morning of your pet’s surgery to ensure that kidney, liver, blood sugars, red and white blood cell levels are all within normal limits.

Laser; At Westbridge Veterinary hospital we offer Laser Surgery in place of the traditional scalpel method. This seals as the incision is made, thereby reducing bleeding, swelling and discomfort for your pet. It is our method of choice for many surgeries. At our hospital all of our Feline Declaws are done with laser. Click here to learn more about Laser Surgery.

Microchip; A microchip is a tiny electronic chip that is inserted just under your pet’s skin. If your pet is lost, a scanner detects a number which is unique for your pet. The shelter or veterinarian can then call a central agency who calls you so that your pet may find his/her way home.

If you wish to save time, click on Surgical Options Form to download a form that you may bring with you on the day of surgery.