Schedule an Appointment
1. Payment is due the day of surgery. If after scheduling an appointment, you choose to purchase a microchip, vaccines or other services for your animal on the day of surgery, please let the staff know when you are checking in by marking the appropriate places on your paperwork.
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- Click here for information about community cat spay/neuter & calendar
- Click here for other services offered at our clinic
Please refer to our FAQ section for additional information.When calling or emailing, please provide your name (first and last), a contact phone number, each animals’ name, whether each animal is a dog or cat, whether it is male or female, and the animal’s age. For dogs, please also provide the breed and weight (approximate is fine).
3. We are open to anyone who wishes to have their animal altered, regardless of the county or state you live in. (You do not have to be a resident of Mecklenburg County) All animals must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh 2 pounds to be eligible for surgery. Cryptorchid males must be at least 6 months old. We require that your animal have pre-surgical bloodwork within 30 days prior to your scheduled appointment if your animal is 7 years of age of older.
4. We will contact you as soon as possible once your voice message or email has been received. We will offer you our first available surgery date and work with you to find a date that works for your schedule.
5. All animals must have current vaccines given by a veterinarian. Rabies vaccines can be given to animals at 12 weeks of age and older according to NC state law. If your animal is between 8 and 12 weeks old, a rabies vaccine will not be required. You will need to provide proof of the current vaccine on the morning of surgery. The only acceptable proof of rabies vaccine is a certificate from your vet. We cannot accept the rabies tag as proof of the rabies vaccination. If your pet is not current on the rabies vaccine we can provide that for your pet on the day of surgery, along with several other optional vaccines.
6. On the evening before surgery, please be sure to follow all pre-surgical instructions as they relate to holding off food and water to your animal. Click here for pre-surgical instructions.
7. Please bring your animal in on the day of surgery at 8:00 a.m. This is the only time we accept animals for surgery. We do not schedule appointments for surgery in the afternoon or at any other time of the day. Surgeries are scheduled by appointment only, Monday through Friday. Our clinic is closed for surgery on Wednesday.
8. Animals must be picked up in the afternoon on the same day as surgery. For both of our clinics, pickup is at 3:30 p.m. There is no staff on site overnight at our clinic and it is important that you pick up your animal and continue its care at home where they will be most comfortable. Cuddling, pampering and spoiling that evening is highly recommend by our spay/neuter staff.
9. Your animal may need an e-collar if she/he is licking or chewing at the incision site. These are available for purchase at our clinics on the day of surgery. You may also obtain at either your primary veterinarians’ office or a local pet store. Your animal must be kept indoors and on low activity for 10 days following surgery. Dogs may go out for short, supervised leash walks to use the bathroom during that time. Your animal can not have a bath for 10 days after surgery. We recommend bathing and/or grooming your pet prior to the day of surgery if they are used to a regular grooming schedule.
10. Your animal will receive injectable pain medications the day of their surgery: an injectable form of pain medication is given to all animals prior to and after surgery. This injection will last for at least 24 hours. You may purchase additional take-home pain medication for your pet from our clinic. Please let a staff member know on your animal’s scheduled date of surgery if you wish to purchase additional post-operative pain medication. View questions about surgery and other services.