Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Neutering and Spaying

It is important to have your cat spayed or neutered as it can help them live a longer healthier life, as well as, help control the cat overpopulation within our cities.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying and neutering is the surgical removal of your cat’s reproductive system. A spay is the surgical removal of a female cat’s ovaries and uterus while neutering is the removal of a male cat’s testicles. Having your pet spayed or neutered can help reduce the risks of some diseases and behavioural issues that may develop.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


Kittens should be spayed or neutered when they reach sexual maturity which is usually between five to six months of age.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?


A spay is the surgical removal of a female animal’s reproductive organs, so she cannot become pregnant. A neuter is the surgical removal of a male animal’s testicles so that he cannot impregnate a female.

What are prices for spay/neuter a cat?


For spaying or neutering, your cat will be admitted to hospital and a thorough physical exam will be performed. From here, an anesthetic protocol will be established for your cat. For females, their ovaries and uterus are surgically excised and for males, their testicles are surgically excised. They are given pain medication following the procedure. All of our surgery patients receive an exam 10-14 days post-surgery.

Our service price includes intravenous fluids, pre and post-operative pain medication and nail trim. All prices vary based on the size and maturity of your cat.

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What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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!

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital