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Spay and Neutering Services

A spay procedure (ovariohysterectomy) is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries, and a neuter procedure (orchiectomy) is the surgical removal of the testicles. Our veterinarians can put together an individualized treatment plan for your pet that will best suit their unique needs.

What does neutering/spaying do to a pet?


Both of these procedures make it impossible for the dog or cat to procreate, and have the potential to reduce unwanted behaviours and protect your pet against a number of different potentially serious health concerns. Spaying or neutering can prevent pets from marking their territory with urine, mounting other pets and several other undesirable activities.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my pet?


Spaying or neutering your dog or cat at an appropriate age is important in order to mediate health and behavioural risks. The procedures can prevent health conditions including urinary tract infections and testicular cancer.

How old should a dog or cat be before they are neutered/spayed?


The right age for a dog to be spayed/neutered is dependent on the individual animal, but is typically between 6 and 18 months of age. We recommend to spay/neuter your kitten by the age of 6 months old and before they reach their first heat.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Osgoode Veterinary Servicesl