Desexing (Spaying females and Neutering males)

Veterinary Associates offers a low cost desexing service. Low-cost doesn’t mean we cut corners!

All animals get pain relief after surgery if needed and a follow up visit 2-weeks later for sutures out. All desexing operations are performed in our modern theatres where we use the latest monitoring technology like ECG machines and pulse oximeters. You pay no extra for this extra safety measure. We won’t compromise on safety!

We are 20 minutes from Auckland on the Southern Motorway. If you come from town you can save the cost of a tank of gas! Why wouldn’t you?

Why Neuter/Spay?

Spaying prevents female pets coming into “season” or “heat” which means that you won’t have the problem of trying to find homes for unwanted puppies or kittens. There are already thousands of animals waiting for adoption. Don’t add to this huge problem. You won’t have to deal with all the problems of a bitch or queen in season, like having stray dogs or tomcats entering your property.

Neutering male dogs prevents wandering and aggressive male behaviour. You save on vet bills! There are also health issues such as mammary cancer and prostate problems which can be prevented by desexing.

What does it all involve?

Owners call the clinic and make an appointment for the surgery (weekdays only – these operations are not done on weekends).

Do not feed your pet after 10pm the night before the operation. Drop your pet off between 8am and 8.30am on the morning of the operation. The operation is performed under general anaesthesia.

In males the testicles (the source of testosterone, the male hormone) are removed. Male dogs usually need stitches removed 2 weeks after the surgery. There are no stitches in male cats.

Females have both ovaries (the source of oestrogen, the female hormone) and the uterus removed. Stitches may need to be removed 2 weeks after the surgery. Dissolving stitches are mostly used with cats.

All surgeries are performed by very experienced surgeons under sterile conditions in our modern operating theatres.

Call us on (09) 299 8250 to book or ask any questions.