Spaying is a surgical procedure where both the ovaries and the uterus (reproductive organs) are removed from a female animal so that she cannot reproduce. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. 

Neutering is a surgical procedure where both the testicles (reproductive organs) are removed from a male animal so that he cannot reproduce. Proper pain management, anesthesia, injectable pain medications, are used during the procedure to make the animal as comfortable as possible.

  • Spaying and neutering can reduce the incidence of some of the most common types of cancers, making it likelier for animals to live a longer and healthier life.

  • The cost of spaying and neutering a pet is less than the cost of raising puppies or kittens for one year.

  • Un-neutered or un-spayed dogs are more prone to urine marking, excessive barking, and dominance related issues than neutered dogs.

  • Neutering solves 70% of all marking issues in cats. It can also minimize howling, the urge to roam, and fighting with other cats.

  • Spaying and neutering will contribute to the prevention of dog/cat overpopulation.

Our veterinarians want to ensure the health and safety of your pet, even when undergoing routine surgeries such as a spay and neuter. Any time your pet is put under general anesthesia there is an element of risk, Aspen Veterinary Clinic requires an exam and basic pre-anesthetic bloodwork prior to a scheduled surgery to be sure it is safe for your pet to undergo surgery. Our goal is to practice the best possible medicine, keeping your pet's best interest first and foremost.