Phone: (910) 692-3499 Fax: (910) 692-9650
5071 U.S. #1, Suite C, Vass, NC 28394
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Surgery Information and Pricing

The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic is a high quality, low cost spay neuter clinic. Costs are heavily subsidized and our services are available thanks to the support of the Companion Animal Clinic Foundation.

Thank you for your interest in our services. Our current pricing is listed below, and financial aid is available for those who qualify. You will also find helpful forms and information that you will need once you schedule an appointment. Please give us a call at (910) 692-3499 to schedule your appointment or click the link below!

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Click below to make a deposit!



Golden retriever looking over the couch

Canine

Spay/Neuter 2-74 lbs – $110

Spay/Neuter 75 lbs-149 lbs – $175

Spay/Neuter 149 lbs + – $200

Cryptorchid 2-74 lbs – $185

Cryptorchid 75 lbs- 149 lbs – $250

Cryptorchid 149 lbs + – $275

Little grey cat lying on an orange blanket on the couch

Feline

Spay – $80

Neuter – $50

Cryptorchid – $125

Pomeranian dog and cat sitting on the carpet

Canine/Feline

Reducible Umbilical Hernia Repair- Call for pricing

Rabies Vaccine – $10

Microchip – $25

Antibiotics – $5 to $20


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Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic Forms

Once you have called the Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic and made your appointment, please print out the Intake and Treatment Forms below. Fill out the entire Intake form and the top portion of the Treatment form and bring them with you to your appointment.

Having your appointment paid in advance and bringing these forms with you already filled out makes your check in process much faster!

We recommend that you also read and sign the high risk waiver form below. If you pet is at increased risk for surgery, we will require that you sign this form for us to be able to do surgery.

Having it read and signed at intake keeps us from having to reach you during the day.

In the weeks and days leading up to your pet’s surgery, and then on the morning of, make sure your dog or cat has the least amount of stress! Here is everything you need to know about your preparing your pet for surgery at the Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic.

  • Get established with a full service Veterinarian in the area and have them check your pet to make sure they are healthy enough for surgery,
  • Make sure your pet receives vaccinations at least one week prior to surgery to help protect your pet from contagious disease such as Bordetella (Kennel Cough) or Parvovirus. We recommend at a minimum Cats receive their distemper combo (FVRCP) vaccine and Dogs receive the distemper/parvo combo (DA2LPPV) and their Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Ask your vet about pre-operative bloodwork, starting on heartworm prevention and flea/tick control
  • It is never too early to start training and socialization. Ask your regular veterinarian for suggestions of safe ways to get your pet used to people.  A well socialized dog or cat will be less stressed when coming into the clinic and this helps speed healing.
  • Make sure your pet is not showing any signs of illness. IF YOUR PET IS VOMITING, HAVING DIARRHEA OR COUGHING THEY SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT IN TO THE SPAY NEUTER CLINIC FOR SURGERY.  We recommend you get them checked out by your regular veterinarian first.  Depending on the issue you may need to wait from when they recover to when you can schedule your appointment, so make sure to let us know when calling if they have had any symptoms of illness.
  • It is a good idea to bathe your pet before surgery as they can’t be bathed for 14 days afterwards.

Read more about preparing Your Pet for Surgery.

If your pet has had surgery with at the Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic already, we have included the discharge instructions and some helpful post surgical information.

Thank you for making an appointment with us!!  Here is some helpful information for your pets surgery.

Check-In

Check-in on the date of your pet's surgery takes place between 7:00-7:30 a.m. Please plan on spending 30 minutes at the clinic for patient check-in. Please be aware that after 8:00am, there is a late fee charge of $25.00 and we may not be able to accept your animal for surgery.

It is important to leave your pet in your car when you come in to fill out the intake paperwork and make your payment.  Due to the large volume of people filling out paperwork it is more stressful on both you and your pet to have them in the lobby while filling out paperwork. Owners tend to be distracted while filling out paperwork and dogs are more likely to get into fights or attempt to attack cats that are in the lobby.

If you would like to have a faster check in process, we recommend paying for your appointment in full and bringing in all paperwork already filled out.  This allows you to take advantage of the fast paced check in.  For the forms that you need to complete click HERE.

Leashes and Carriers

All cats brought to the Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic must be in a carrier, and dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. We ask that your carrier be lined with a throw-away towel or newspaper in the bottom, in case of any accidents on your way to the clinic or while waiting their exam.

If your cat is not in a carrier, you will be required to purchase a cardboard carrier. Remember, we are checking in 50-plus other animals. Please do not take your cat or dog out of his or her carrier while waiting in the lobby as it can be very dangerous.  Each cat must go home in their own carrier.  We will not put two cats in the same carrier after surgery, so if you only have one you will be required to purchase a second carrier for $5.

Feral, wild or outdoor cats are required to come in a humane wire trap to minimize the stress to the cat and potential risk of injury to staff.  If they are not in a trap when brought to the clinic, you will need to reschedule your appointment.  If you are not able to handle the cat on a regular basis at home, it is unlikely we will be able to handle the cat when it is stressed here at the clinic.  Traps allow us to weigh and pre-medicate the cat without restraining or stressing the cat further.

Payment

Payment is required at morning check-in. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Personal Checks.

Rabies Vaccines

North Carolina state law requires a current rabies vaccination for your pet. Please bring proof in the form of a certificate at drop off (tags are not acceptable forms of proof). We are otherwise required to administer one at the time of surgery for a charge of $7.

Additional Services and Fees

Reducible Umbilical Hernias may be repaired at the time of surgery for an additional fee. Please let us know when scheduling and at drop off if your pet has an umbilical hernia.  If we are not made aware or if it is not reducible it may not be repaired.

Microchips can be administered at the time of surgery for a fee of $20.  Microchips are helpful in providing a permanent identification

Discharge

Patient discharge is normally 4:00pm for dogs and 4:30pm for cats.  We close at 5pm and all pets need to be picked up prior to 5:00pm.

Food and Water

For cats, your pet should not eat after midnight the night before surgery. If your dog is five pounds or more, please withhold any feeding after midnight the evening before surgery. Water is permitted up until the time of surgery.

Keep Your Pet Indoors

Please keep your pets inside or confined the night before surgery.  This is important to ensure that they are not eating outside, which would make surgery much higher risk.  Keeping them inside also ensures that you will be able to find your pet the morning of surgery.  This is important since you would lose your deposit if you are not able to show up for your scheduled appointment. For those trapping feral cats, we recommend starting to try to trap cats 48-72 hours prior to the morning of the important if you are concerned about catching them.

Female Cats and Dogs In Heat or Pregnancy

We will spay female cats and dogs that are pregnant or in heat, but we may require you to sign a high-risk waiver. If your female pet is in heat or pregnant, please let us know when scheduling and at drop off.

Male Cats and Dogs

Please check that of your pet's testicles have descended. There is an increased fee for neutering "cryptorchid" cats and dogs, in which one or both testicles have not descended. It is likely we will not perform surgery if your pet is under 1 year and a cryptorchid.  We recommend waiting until they are a year old to allow time for the testicle(s) to descend and enlarge.

Please read and follow the post-operative instructions to lessen your pet's risk of injury or infection. Your pet’s care after surgery is extremely important.  Click here for the full Discharge Instructions or Discharge Instructions in Spanish.

Activity

Following surgery, keep your pet indoors in a warm, quiet room for 24 to 36 hours. Activity must be minimal for ten days after surgery, as running, jumping and wrestling with other pets or children can cause damage to the incision. We recommend keeping your pet away from other animals to discourage playing or grooming which would irritate the incision.  It is especially important to keep puppies or kittens away from females.  Dogs should be walked on a leash and cats kept strictly indoors.

Pain

Pets may experience some discomfort or soreness for 24 to 36 hours following surgery. Cats receive a post-operative pain injection that lasts 72 hours and will not be sent home with pain medications.  Dogs will go home with an anti-inflammatory and pain medication from the Spay Neuter Clinic.  Please follow the instructions given to you by the veterinarian on the packaging of the medication. The medication may start the night of surgery or may start the next day, this depends on the size of your dog.  If you have any questions, please call the clinic immediately at (910) 692-3499 for further assistance. Do not give aspirin, Tylenol, or any human pain medications to your pet.

Food and Water

You may offer water and small amounts of food to your animal the evening of the surgery, but do not allow your pet to gorge, as this may cause vomiting. Resume normal feeding the day after surgery. Do not change your pet’s diet during their 7-10 day recovery period and do not give your pet human food such as desserts, milk, or table scraps. These foods can cause vomiting and diarrhea, and may mask post-surgical complications.  Depression and lack of appetite is normal immediately following surgery, but after 24 hours, any of these continued symptoms may indicate a deeper problem. In this situation, you may call the clinic during business hours for a recheck at (910) 692-3499.

Urinating and Defecating

Your pet should still be urinating even if it is not eating. It is important to verify that your dog or cat is urinating. If you have more than one cat, you must watch the litter box to assure your cat is urinating. Anesthesia may cause diarrhea or constipation for a day or two, but if your pet does not defecate normally within two days, please contact us.

Incision

Check your pet's incision twice daily for swelling, bleeding, discharge, or wound opening. Some of these symptoms are expected and are not cause for alarm, but if it seems excessive, please call the clinic for a recheck at (910) 692-3499 option 3. Keep your pet clean and dry for ten days after surgery. Do not wash the incision, as this may introduce infection. Bathing your pet is prohibited for at least 14 days after surgery.  Never apply any topical ointments, creams or bandages over the incision as they may cause the sutures to absorb prematurely, causing the incision to open.  Band-Aids and bandages cause significant irritation to your pets skin and can lead to infection and serious complications.

Color

Check your pet's gum color when you arrive home after the surgery. The gum color should be pink, and quickly return to that color after you press on the gum above the large canine tooth with your finger. Repeat this check throughout the evening after surgery. If your pet's gums become pale and do not return to pink color during your check, please call the clinic at (910) 692-3499.

Stitches

Your pet has buried absorbable stitches, also known as sutures, under their outer layer of skin. There is no need to return for suture removal for most pets.  Some pets receive staples in their skin, normally due to the incision being larger than normal or if they were pregnant.  If your pet has staples, they will need to be removed here in 10-14 days after surgery.

Licking

Discourage your pet from licking or biting at the incision line. Male dogs especially are notorious for this.  All dogs and female cats go home with an Elizabethan collar to prevent damage to the incision. The collar should stay on the pet for 7-10 days.  No animals, cats or dogs, should be let outside off leash with an Elizabethan collar on due to risk of strangulation. If the Elizabethan collar is not used or instructions not followed, fixing the damage a pet does to the incision will be done at the owner's expense.

Fertile

Male cats and dogs remain fertile for 3-4 weeks after surgery and can still impregnate females. Please keep them confined.  If female are in heat or coming into heat at time of surgery they may still show signs of being in heat for the next several weeks.  This includes attracting males.  We strongly recommend keeping your pets away from other animals after surgery to allow them time to heal.  Puppies and kittens should be kept away from females as well to make sure they are not interfering with the healing.

Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea, or vomiting are not normal and you can give us a call or an appointment should be made with your regular veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Dogs may have a slight cough for several days after surgery, however if this continues for more than 3 days or is severe an appointment should be scheduled with your regular veterinarian.

Please call the Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic at (910) 692-3499, and press 3 to leave a message for the on-call staff member. You will be given directions for treatment, either at the Spay Neuter Clinic itself or we will recommend you contact your regular veterinarian or the emergency clinic in Vass. If ALL Post-Op instructions are followed in FULL, SNVC will treat at our clinic, at minimal cost, post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery.

Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery, such as contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.  We will not be responsible for post-operative care provided without contacting the Spay Neuter Clinic or performed at another veterinary clinic.

Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. Complications can worsen quickly if they are not addressed immediately.

NEVER GIVE YOUR PET OVER THE COUNTER OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR VETERINARIAN.  DONOT APPLY TOPICALS OR COVER THE INCISION AS IT CAN CAUSE THE INCISION TO OPEN OR WORSEN INFECTION.

Click here for information on common postsurgical complications

Thank you for being concerned about your pet’s health and the pet overpopulation problem in your area. There are several available financial assistance programs that are designed for those in financial need and are available to a limited number of applicants.  See below for several of the available programs. If you have questions about which you qualify for let us know!

SNVC FIXX Fund

SNVC staff raises funds through fundraisers and  private donations that go into the “FIXX FUND.” This fund was created to assist clients on governmental financial assistance that live outside of Moore County.  In order to qualify for the FIXX Fund, you must be on financial assistance and fill out our application.  Once the application is completed and returned with proof of qualification, we can let you know what rate you qualify for, take your deposit and schedule your pet’s surgery.

If you are on financial assistance but do not live in Moore County use the FIXX Application.

For Spanish speaking individuals, please fill our the Espanol Financial Aid Application

Moore County SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program):

The SNAP program is designed specifically for Moore County residents whom receive government financial assistance such as; WIC, Food Stamps, Section 8 housing, or Medicaid.

The cost of surgery is subsidized by Moore County through a Statewide program to promote spaying and neutering. As a client, you are responsible for the $7 Rabies vaccine charge if your Pet is not current on the vaccine. This payment is made when scheduling your appointment and is considered a deposit. Click here to see our deposit policy

Prior to scheduling your pet for an appointment under the SNAP funding, you must first fill out and submit a copy of your financial assistance (Medicaid car, EBT card, WIC voucher) and a completed application for each Pet. Click here for the SNAP assistance application. Once the application is completed and returned with proof of qualification, we can take your deposit and schedule your pet’s surgery.

If you are in Moore County download, fill out and send in the SNAP Application form

Moore County SNAP Funds are provided by Moore County and partially subsidized by the State of North Carolina to cover the cost of surgery for those in need of assistance. Please give us a call at (910) 692-3499 to schedule your appointment, then submit the completed and signed form to the Spay Neuter Clinic with required proof.

FIX’M Fund Assistance Program:

The Fix’M fund started in 2016 and funded by Moore County citizen donations. You may purchase a voucher at the Animal Center of Moore County if you qualify for the program. The Fix’m fund subsidizes the cost of your Pets spay or neuter and their Rabies vaccine. You must provide proof that you are a Moore County resident in order to apply for a voucher. Please contact the Animal Health Center of Moore County at 910-947-2858 for more information.  Once you have a voucher in hand, you can give us a call to schedule your pet’s appointment.

Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC)

The PRC partners with the SNVC through two programs.  As part of the PRC’s Pet Responsibility Program for fourth graders in Moore County, fourth graders can win a free spay or neuter for their pet or the pet of someone they know by writing a “Speuter Story” about the importance of spaying and neutering.  The surgery is performed at the SNVC and underwritten by the Moore County Kennel Club.  For information on the Speuter Story Contest, go to http://mcprc.org/kids-locker/speuter-contest/

The second program involves working with residents in the north of the county.  They are advised and helped with the paperwork required for various programs that subsidize spaying and neutering.  Transportation to and from the SNVC is also provided.  This program is spearheaded by Robbins resident and veterinary technician, Kristen Seawell, who can be reached at 910-691-4391.

'Feral' means 'gone wild'. A feral cat is a cat that displays some degree of a wild state. Some feral cats may have originated as domestic cats who once lived indoors with humans, and have since become lost or abandoned. In this situation, the cat learns to live outside in an environment that does not involve common human contact.

Although the feral cat does not appreciate any human handling, they do depend on people as a food source. In transient areas, such as college campuses, apartment complexes, or outside a local restaurant, feral cats commonly find food via a compassionate caretaker or a dumpster filled with leftovers. Few feral cats survive on hunting alone.

We recommend that all feral or outdoor cats receive an ear tip to signify that they have a care-taker, have been altered and have received a rabies vaccine.  Below is an example of a cat with an ear tip.

For more information on feral cats, click here 

Ways to Give

Giving is Easy and Flexible!

Whether you give in the form of a money donation, buying needed supplies from our wish list, or lending a helping hand, all gifts make a difference for pets in need.

Costs for the spay and neuter clinic are heavily subsidized and available thanks to the support of the Companion Animal Clinic Foundation.

Spay Neuter Clinic Hours:

  • Monday7am-5pm
  • Tuesday7am-5pm
  • Wednesday7am-5pm
  • Thursday7am-5pm
Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic | Phone: (910) 692-3499 | Fax: (910) 692-9650 | [email protected] |
5071 U.S. #1, Suite C Vass, NC 28394