What to Expect

Preparing For Surgery

  • No food after midnight the night before. Water is ok until 6:00 AM. If your pet is less that 4 months of age, offer 1/4 of a meal at 6:00 AM the morning of surgery.
  • We recommend your pet be at least 4 months of age but exceptions can be made. Clark County Ordinance 10.08.130 requires that all pets 4 months of age and older must be spayed or neutered. Click here for details.
  • Patients are admitted between 7:00-7:30 AM.  We have group appointments so expect multiple people and pets in the lobby during morning check-ins.  Please arrive at your scheduled time.
  • Please make sure your pets are properly restrained (Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers)
  • The check-in process will take approximately 30-45 minutes. •    Full payment will be collected prior to surgery.  Acceptable payment methods are cash or card.No checks or care credit.
  • If your pet has received vaccines at a different facility, please be sure to bring along those records (we can not accept a Rabies tag as proof of vaccination)
  • If your pet is older than 5 years, we encourage getting preoperative blood work done with your veterinarian within 3 months prior to your appointment.  Please bring results with you.
  • If your pet has a pyometra, we require blood work to have been done in the last 3 days and that your pet be cleared for surgery by the doctor that performed the blood work.
  • Your pet will have a thorough medical exam by a veterinarian the morning of surgery to ensure that your pet is healthy and can undergo anesthesia safely
  • If there are any health concerns surgery may be cancelled or delayed.
  • If your pet requires further care for problems identified on physical exam, we will be happy to refer you to a veterinary hospital in your area if you do not have a family veterinarian.

Keeping your pet safe during surgery is our top priority

  • Your pet will be monitored while under anesthesia. The patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and temperature are determined with machines and confirmed manually. The findings are also documented in the medical record.
  • ALL patients are on heat support both during and after surgery. This helps maintain body temperature and minimize risk under anesthesia and in recovery.
  • ALL patients receive pain medication both before and after the procedure.
  • ALL patients are intubated and are on gas inhalant anesthesia. This is cleared from the system quickly and allows for faster recovery as well.
  • Our staff members are extensively trained in anesthesia, patient monitoring, and taking care of your beloved pet during and after surgery.
  • We take every precaution to ensure the well-being and comfort of your valued family member.

Post-Op

  • Once your pet is awake from the anesthesia we will call you and give you a pick-up time.
  • Pick-up times typically range between 1-3 pm or 4:30-5 pm. Please try and have someone available to pick them up during those hours. (Our vaccine clinic starts at 3:00 and we tend to have a crowded lobby, so we encourage coming at your assigned time)
  • Pets are discharged the same day and must be picked up by 5:30pm.  We do not have overnight care.
  • The discharge process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. When you arrive for your pet, we will go over all aftercare instructions.
  • We are available for follow-up care after surgeries if needed.

Preparing for Vaccine Clinic

  • Please make sure your pets are properly restrained (Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers)
  • Full payment will be collected prior to services being rendered.  Acceptable payment methods are cash or card.  No checks or care credit.
  • If your pet has received vaccines at a different facility, please be sure to bring along those records (we cannot accept hand written pet passports or Rabies tag as proof of vaccination)
  • The veterinarian will examine your cat or dog to determine their overall health before vaccinations are administered.  We do not vaccinate sick animals.
  • You will be advised of any problems or concerns which will allow you to obtain further care for your pet.

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Our Regular Schedule

Spay & Neuter Center - East (Flamingo/Pecos)

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Spay & Neuter Center - West (Decatur/Desert Inn)

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm