Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Spaying is a vital part in the prevention of mammary tumours and eliminating the possibility of uterine diseases, which can be fatal. Neutering male dogs can help to prevent health issues during senior years and negative behaviours.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Spaying is a vital part in the prevention of mammary tumours. By removing the uterus, we can eliminate the possibility of uterine infections which can be fatal. Neutering male dogs can also help to prevent health issues later in life and prevent negative behaviours.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
The age recommended for spaying and neutering can vary depending on the size and sex of your dog. For large breed male dogs, we often wait until 10-12 months of age to allow time to reach sexual maturity. For small to medium breed males and female dogs, we perform the surgery at six months of age. Please contact Cumberland Veterinary Clinic to determine better the appropriate age to spay or neuter your dog.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Prices will vary based on the size and age of your dog. All of our spay and neuter prices include pre-anesthetic blood work, intravenous fluids and pain medication. Our goal is to provide your dog with the safest and most pain-free procedure possible.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic