• What is the difference between the BC SPCA Kamloops Spay Neuter Clinic and a Full-Service Veterinary Hospital?

    The BC SPCA operates a Spay and Neuter Clinic with Vaccine Services in Kamloops:

    A spay and neuter clinic with vaccine services focuses primarily on reproductive surgeries, specifically spaying (removal of the uterus and ovaries in females) and neutering (removal of the testes in males) of animals. These clinics specialize in providing low-cost spay and neuter procedures to help control the animal population and promote responsible pet ownership. Alongside their primary focus on spay and neuter surgeries, we also offer vaccinations as a basic preventive care services to protect animals from common diseases.

    Full-Service Veterinary Hospital: A full-service veterinary hospital is a comprehensive medical facility that provides a wide range of veterinary services for pets. These hospitals offer a broad spectrum of services, including preventive care, diagnostics, surgeries, dental care, emergency care, specialized treatments, and ongoing management of various health conditions. They have a team of veterinarians and support staff who are equipped to handle a variety of medical needs for animals of all ages and health conditions. Full-service hospitals often have advanced diagnostic equipment, such as X-ray machines, ultrasound, and laboratory facilities, allowing for in-depth examination and treatment. It’s important to note that the services provided may vary between different clinics, and it’s recommended to research and consult with the specific clinic to understand the exact range of services they offer.

  • Do I need to be on income assistance to bring my pet to your clinic?

    No! We are happy to offer our low pricing to everyone in the community.

  • My pet is scheduled for surgery tomorrow what do I need to do?

    When your pet is scheduled for a surgery appointment we will call you the day before. We do ask that your pet is fasted no food after 6pm, water is ok. The actual day of surgery starts with an early morning admission appointment with a technical staff member who will go over details of the planned procedure with you. Our surgeries are booked in the morning to allow for recovery time before we send home our patients later in the afternoon.

  • Does your clinic vaccinate and do check-ups?

    Yes! Our clinic does vaccines and wellness exams Monday to Friday between 2PM and 4PM.

  • Do you spay/neuter rabbits?

    No, we do not spay/neuter rabbits.

  • Can anyone bring their pet to your clinic for spay/neuter surgery?

    Yes we are open to the public, and other non-for profit organizations.

  • Will microchipping hurt my pet?

    Not any more than a regular vaccine injection. The chip is inserted at the back of the pet’s neck, where the skin is loose. Microchipping is a safe and effective way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost.

  • After I have my pet microchipped, is there anything else I need to do?

    You pet’s microchip will last the lifetime of your pet; however, the system won’t work unless you keep your contact information current. Whenever you move or change your phone number, make sure you update that information with your pet’s microchip manufacturer. Remember to also get your pet new ID tags at the same time. When your pet is microchipped at the BC SPCA Kamloops Spay/Neuter Clinic, they are registered with the BC Pet Registry. Logon anytime to update your contact information and ensure your pet has the best chance of getting home should they get lost!