Spaying and Neutering

Spays/neuters for dogs and cats are some of the most common procedures carried out in veterinary practices. The reason is that there is almost zero risk to your pet and there are multiple benefits.

What does spaying/neutering involve?

Having an animal spayed/neutered means the animal is sterilized. Male animals undergo sterilization by castration (removal of the testes), and female animals by a surgical procedure known as ovariohysterectomy, where the ovaries and uterus are removed.

Spaying/neutering is a simple surgical procedure that is frequently carried out. There are numerous benefits, for both pet owners and pets, and the procedure is extremely safe.

Why should I have my pet spayed/neutered?

Spaying or neutering your animal can diminish certain undesirable behaviour, reduce the risk of developing certain diseases, as well as help control animal overpopulation.

In female animals, spaying can reduce the risk of uterine infection and breast tumours. In males, neutering reduces the risk of testicular tumours and prostate cancer.

What is the best age to have my pet spayed/neutered?

The answer varies depending on whether your pet is a dog or cat, and on their weight, breed and sex. The veterinary will be able to advise you on the best age to have your pet spayed or neutered.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Clinique Vétérinaire Dre Suzanne Marcil