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/neutering is part of your responsibilities as a cat owner. It is a crucial part of ensuring that your feline friend has a great quality of life. By spaying/neutering your cat, you are setting them on the pathway to a long, healthy life.
Spaying/neutering a cat is an elective surgical procedure that ensures they cannot reproduce.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
By spaying/neuter your cat, you are significantly reducing their risk of developing a serious condition, such as pyometra, mammary tumours, prostate-related issues, cancers and many more complications.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
Spaying and neutering are both elective surgeries performed under general anesthetic. Our clinic offers these procedures in the morning from Monday through Friday.
We start to admit patients into the hospital between 7:30 – 8:00 am. Your cat will spend the majority of the day with us. Once the surgeon has arrived, we start to do our pre-surgical physical examinations. After the physical exam, we give sedative and pain management. Once under anesthetic, the procedure is performed by our seasoned veterinarians while being closely monitored by our rockstar surgical team.
After your cat has had time to rest and recover from surgery, we offer a small meal and water. By this point, one of your surgery team members will have already touched base with you to let you know how your feline friend did during surgery. We start setting up discharge appointments (a short ~10-minute appointment to review home care) between 2:00 – 8:00 pm. You will be sent home with a detailed discharge sheet, a few days of continuing pain medications, and an e-collar.
Our lovely client care specialists will give you a call a few days later to check up and make sure your cat has bounced back to its regular self.
We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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, heartworm testing, 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. OPERATING HOURS
Beginning on Monday, June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:00 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 Companion Animal Hospital