Spay and Neutering for Pets

Many people think spaying and neutering their pets is only meant to prevent pregnancies and an abundance of litter. There’s another major benefit to getting your pet spayed or neutered. When your pet is spayed or neutered it eliminates their chances of developing reproductive diseases. Learn more about how your pet’s life can improve and be lengthened from being spayed or neutered by calling us at 403.527.4888.

What happens when my pet is spayed/neutered?

Spaying (a female) and neutering (a male) pets is a surgical procedure. Prior to surgery, their blood will be tested to determine the appropriate level of anesthesia for them. Females will have their ovaries and uterus removed while males will have their testicles removed. Afterwards, they can be given pain medication to reduce their discomfort. You are welcome to bring them in for laser therapy to quicken their recovery time.

What kind of reproductive illnesses could my pet develop?

Your pet may develop several reproductive diseases if they are not spayed/neutered. Without the ovaries, uterus, and testicles, your pet will avoid ovarian tumors, testicular cancer, and uterine cysts. Getting them spayed or neutered will allow your pet to dodge these diseases and help them live a longer life.

When should I get my pet spayed/neutered?

Our veterinarians will inform you on the best time to get your pet spayed/neutered. However, it’s common for pets to have this procedure anytime between six months and one-years-old. Females should be spayed before their first heat, which occurs when they are 5 or 6-months-old.


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Last updated: September 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Our doors are OPEN and we are allowing clients into the clinic. Please wear a facemask before coming through our doors.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres is required.
  • Surgical/Medical drop-offs are best completed curbside, please call when you arrive.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. If you are picking up an online order at our hospital, please give us a call and we will bring it out to your car. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED
    Closed on Holidays.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre South