Surgical Instructions

Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of being a responsible guardian. Not only are you helping to address overpopulation in your community, but you are also taking an important step toward your pet’s health and happiness.

Please note the following important information when arranging a spay or neuter procedure for your dog or cat.

  • An appointment is required for the surgical procedure.
  • Spay/neuter admittance for dogs: Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m
  • Spay/neuter admittance for cats: Monday to Friday at 8:15 a.m.
  • Preoperative exams are needed for all animals 3 years of age or older. A preoperative exam may also be needed based on other pet characteristics or symptoms.
  • Examinations and/or extra fees apply for: mature animals (>12months), pregnant, retained testes, umbilical hernias, brachycephalic breeds, retained baby teeth and other procedures.
  • The BC SPCA Kamloops Spay/Neuter Clinic will not spay dogs in heat, unless on IV fluids
  • Animals must have up to date vaccinations (or guardian will be required to sign a waiver)
  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is recommended to be done prior to any general anesthetic but is not mandatory for healthy, young animals
    solely to make prices more accessible to more people.
  • Pre and post-operative IV fluids are recommended for all animals but not mandatory for healthy animals under 12 months, solely to make prices accessible to more people.

Your pet’s spay/neuter procedure includes:

  • Pre-operative examination and assessment
  • Premedication and sedation
  • Anesthetic induction and maintenance
  • Anesthetic monitoring
  • Multimodal pain control in hospital
  • 3 days of post-operative pain control to give at home
  • Microchip and 1 year registration in the BC Pet Registry (option to upgrade to lifetime registration for $33)
  • Post-operative snack
  • Elizabethan collar
  • Cuddles are free!