Video: How to Find Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Find out what types of clinics will perform spay/neuter surgeries and how you can find them in your local area.

Provided by The Humane Society of the United States and Knowlera Media, LLC

You may have your pet spayed or neutered by your veterinarian. If cost is a concern, many communities have reduced or low cost spay/ neuter services available through organizations such as the local humane society or SPCA. Your veterinarian may even participate in a reduced cost program.

No matter which option you choose, a veterinarian will be performing the procedure. Many states have a state-wide referral service to help you find the right spay/neuter provider for you. These can be found easily by looking in the phone book or doing an online search using terms like “Spay Texas” or “Spay Alabama”.

You can also locate a provider by visiting humansociety.org/spayneuter. The first step to get your pet spayed or neutered is to schedule an appointment, which can be done by contacting the clinic of your choice. When you schedule your appointment, you will receive instructions for how to prepare.  These instructions commonly include withholding food for a period of time prior to the surgery and other specific directions pertaining to the process in place.

For this procedure, it is common for pets to be dropped off in the morning and picked up in the late afternoon or evening. When you drop your pet off, you will probably be asked to fill out paperwork regarding your pet’s medical history. Be sure to bring his or her medical records such as vaccination history and previous veterinary visits.Don’t hesitate to ask about the details of the day such as any pre-surgical prep work, what time your pet’s surgery may be scheduled for and how she or he will be monitored following surgery. Instructions will also include pick up time.

When you pick your pet up, you will receive guidelines on caring for your pet, once you bring him or her home.

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