Spay & Neuter

Spaying your pet prior to her first heat cycle or neutering your pet prior to maturity protects your pet from serious future health issues and helps control pet overpopulation.

Spaying your female dog or cat:

  • Prevents her from becoming pregnant and eliminates all heat cycles and unwanted bleeding.
  • Helps prevent serious medical conditions, including uterine infections and ovarian/uterine tumors.
  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer.

Neutering your male dog or cat:

  • Reduces the release of testosterone and eliminates reproductive behavior.
  • Reduces negative behaviors like marking or spraying urine.
  • Helps prevent serious medical conditions like testicular cancer or prostate issues.

When should my pet have the surgery?

Our veterinarians recommend that your pet be spayed or neutered at around six months of age. For females dogs and cats, this normally comes just before her first heat cycle. Having the surgery prior to the first cycle completely eliminates the risk of breast cancer.

For male dogs and cats, this comes before they become sexually mature and begin urine marking. Neutering also makes males less likely to fight and wander, reducing their chances of coming in contact with poisons, being hit by a car, or simply getting lost.

All pets must be current on the following core vaccines before surgery:

  • Cats – Rabies and RCP vaccinations
  • Dogs – Rabies, DAPP, and Bordetella vaccinations

Surgery Safety

As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we follow extensive safety protocols to protect your pet during and after surgery. Our safety procedures include:

  • A pre-surgery physical exam and pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure that your pet is healthy
  • IV fluids during surgery to support the kidney, liver, and heart
  • Anesthesia protocol that is tailored to your pet’s health needs
  • Monitoring of all your pet’s vitals during the surgery, including heart function and temperature
  • After surgery, a dedicated technician monitors your pet’s vitals and ensures that your pet is comfortable

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If you need an urgent or same-day appointment, please call us at (209) 477-4841 to be scheduled in our Urgent Care clinic.

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With the recent shelter-in-place order issued for our community, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are open and here for you and your pet!

However with the safety of our clients, patients and employees in mind, our lobby will be closed until further notice. Veterinary services will remain available during our normal business hours with a few adjustments to how we receive you and your pet, including:

Appointments & Medication/Food Pickup

Upon arriving at the clinic, please remain in your vehicle and contact us via phone @ 209-477-4841 to let our team know you have arrived. A team member will then meet you at your vehicle to escort your pet inside for the appointment and/or deliver any products you need to pick up. Payments can be made over the phone, from your vehicle.

We ask that no one who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus enter the facility at this time.

Refill Requests

To submit a medication or food refill request, please contact us via phone, email or online refill request form. We will contact you when your refill is ready and deliver it to your vehicle upon your arrival.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for helping us keep our community safe!

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