Why are basic vaccines so important?

One of the most heart-breaking things I see as a vet are illnesses that could have easily, and cheaply, been prevented. More often than not I'm talking about Parvovirus in puppies and Calici/herpesvirus/distemper in kittens.

Parvo, while it can be successfully treated ~90% of the time, it can cost $7,000+ to do it. Calici causes mouth ulcers in cats, and makes eating, drinking, and swallowing, painful. Herpes often causes severe eye infections that lead to horrifyingly painful ulcers, permanent vision damage, and is a LEADING CAUSE of enucleation (eye removal). Distemper simply causes death, in 95%+ of cases.

IF you get your puppies/kittens vaccinated AND boostered per guidelines for the first few years of their lives, you can save yourself a significant amount of money, and them a lot of pain/trauma. If there's anything I can instill in you.... Let. This. Be. It.

Please note: you must provide proof of a current, unexpired rabies vaccination at the time of service to receive a 3-yr rabies vaccine. Otherwise, by law, we can only give you a 1-yr vaccine.

**Starting 11/15/20 we are closed for dog spays/neuters, at least until Spring.** We simply don't have enough indoor/heated cage space for it, we are reserving that space for dog dentals and urgent care/procedures.

Service Fee
Cat spay/neuter $45
Cryptorchid cat or dog $25 additional charge
Cat vaccines Calici/Herpes/Distemper combo $15
Feline Leukemia $15
Rabies $15
Dog vaccines Distemper/lepto/Parvo $15
Rabies $15
Bordatella $15
Microchipping (cats and dogs) $20
4dx tick borne disease panel w/ heartworm (Dogs) $35
FIV/Feline Leukemia test (cats) $25
Flea/tick treatment (Revolution) $15 cats, $25 dogs
Earmite treatment, 2 doses(cats) $15
General Dewormer $15
Tapeworm treatment $15 cats, $25 dogs
Antibiotics $20

Cat surgery guidelines:

For spay/neuter, cats must be at least 2 months old and weigh at least 2 pounds, and be healthy.

Dog surgery guidelines:

For the general public we typically only do dog neuters. Puppies must be at least 2 months old, weigh at least 3 lbs., and be healthy. Dogs must be friendly and non-aggressive.

What other routine surgeries do you offer?

We offer many routine surgeries such as: umbilical hernia repair, dentals, ear hematomas, degloving injuries, tail amputations, wound care, enucleations, pyometras, entropion (eyelid) procedures, cystotomies (bladder stone removal), small mass removals, etc. We will occasionally do foreign body surgeries and splenectomies. We also will do "unblocking" emergencies for male cats.

We do not do trauma-related surgeries or bone fractures. We will do procedures for cats with standard mandibular symphysis fractures. Price depends on the size of animal, type of surgery, etc. We do not declaw cats.

What equipment do you have?

We have full gas anesthesia equipment, autoclave for instrument sterilization, surgical monitoring including Doppler for blood pressure, dental machine, chemistry analyzer, and the standard supplies and equipment you'd see at most clinics. For other blood work and urinalysis testing we send it to a lab and have the results in 1-2 days. We can provide the same testing capabilities of any veterinary facility.

What are your protocols?

Surgeries are performed under the guidelines by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Veterinary Task Force to Advance Spay/Neuter. This is the gold standard for spay/neuter protocols.

Spay/Neuter Guidelines
Feline Anesthesia Guidelines

What pre-surgical testing is performed?

Per the spay/neuter guidelines, pre-surgical blood work is deemed ideal and recommended, but not necessary for most patients. Blood work may pick up underlying liver/kidney/other issues, but rarely is it so severe as to affect the choice of whether or not to go ahead with surgery. All anesthesia has a risk. If you would prefer your pet receive pre-surgical blood work, contact us ahead of time or see your veterinarian to have it scheduled. We can send out a full panel of blood work for $100. Arrangements must be made to do this at least 48 hours before the surgery.

What additional services do surgery patients receive?

Flea check, nail trim, physical exam, and pain medication.