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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 and follow up visit 2-week slater for sutures out.

We are only 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?

All desexing operations are performed in our modern theatres where we use the latest monitoring technology like ecg machines and pulse oximeters.


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.

You can enjoy your pet for all the reasons you got it for in the first place.

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 8 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. There are no stitches in male cats. Male dogs usually need stitches removed 2 weeks after the surgery.

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 used in most cats.

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

Patients are continually monitored during the surgery using a pulse oximeter, an ECG and a respiratory monitor. You pay no extra for this extra safety measure. We won’t compromise on safety.

Pain relief is routinely given and if needed we will send you home with extra pain relief.


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Due to the current government announcement, as of December 3rd, our clinic will be following the Red COVID protection framework.

We ask that clients adhere to the following safety measures:

  • Please do not attend the clinic if you are unwell.
  • It is now a requirement that all clients entering our clinic are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (if eligible).
  • Please wear your face mask or present your face covering exemption card.
  • Please check-in via the QR codes around our clinic for contact tracing purposes.

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