Spay and Neuter Services

As educators on spay and neuter surgery, the staff at Roosevelt practically wrote the book on safe, cost-effective spaying and neutering procedures.

About the Surgery

Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries (and often the uterus) through a small abdominal incision. From the ASPCA website: “Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.” Spaying your pet will also end her heat cycles and prevent unwanted pregnancies.

 

Neutering is the surgical removal of both testicles through a small incision in the scrotal sac. From the ASPCA website: “Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done around six months of age.” Neutering also reduces male pets’ instinct to roam and mark their territory with urine.

 

Fees for Spay or Neuter Surgery:  Please call the office for more information. Many factors are involved in assessing the fee for surgery, including weight, age, and pre-surgical test results.

Our Spay/Neuter Clinic

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by appointment only

On most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we take appointments for our spay and neuter surgeries, by appointment only. This surgery is of the highest quality and your pet’s comfort and safety is our main concern. Included is a pre-surgical exam, surgery, monitored recovery, and pain medication before and after surgery.

 

The spays performed are conventional in a method. If you are interested in a laparoscopic procedure, please see the information below, or contact our office at (845) 279-6578 to discuss further.

Pre-Surgical Exam (Mandatory)

To assure your pet’s safety, we conduct a required pre-surgical exam 3 to 5 days before the scheduled spay or neuter surgery.
This allows us to conduct pre-anaesthetic bloodwork tests to assess your pet’s liver and kidney functions. Even in outwardly healthy pets, abnormal blood work results could indicate a higher risk of complications under anesthesia.
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Laparoscopic Spay

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About Laparoscopic Spay

Compared to traditional spay operations, laparoscopic technology reduces your pet’s postoperative pain by up to 65 percent. The recuperation period is not only far less stressful, but she will heal much faster and likely need fewer follow-up visits to the pet hospital. Many patients don’t even need the “cone of shame.”

 

Using this technique, the abdominal incisions are very small, making recovery a 24-hour process rather than a 7-day recovery. We can also use this technique to locate testicles in male dogs when they are retained in the abdomen (abdominal cryptorchid).

Add-On Spay + Neuter Clinic Recommendations

Microchip (Additional cost)

DATAMARS HOME is a tiny chip (about the size of a grain of rice) is inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades. They are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime, and once enrolled, they link to a permanent record of your own information. Our microchip service includes a year of membership with DATAMARS Home complete pet recovery service, which includes: lost pet alerts to local animal hospitals and shelters, a 24/7 emergency medical hotline and travel assistance for found pets.