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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Why does my pet's spay/neuter cost so much?

Though considered routine, spaying/neuter your pet involves many considerations. Each patient is given a presurgical examination to identify any other problems that could be addressed at the same time as this surgery. A sterile surgery room needs to be maintained by the veterinary clinic. In addition, a set of sterilized instruments, a mask, cap, sterile gown and gloves for the veterinary surgeon are required for each patient. Drugs (intravenous and gas) are needed for the induction and maintenance of the patient's anaesthesia. A trained veterinary technician is present to monitor the patient's anaesthesia during surgery and provide post-operative nursing care. Immediate post-operative pain control medication is provided. Overnight hospitalization is provided where indicated to give a good night of confined, quiet rest after surgery. A post operative evaluation is also given to determine if the patient needs such things as additional pain control medication or an e-collar to prevent licking and chewing at the incision. A hospital discharge appointment with a veterinary technician is given in order to go over the instructions for home care and answer any questions that you might have. Finally, an appointment to remove skin sutures is also provided. All of these things add up to good health care for your companion.