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SPAY & NEUTER SERVICES

Prices

  • Cat: $80

  • Dog (79 lbs & under): $80

  • Dog (80 lbs & over): $125

  • Extended Supportive Care* (for surgeries that take additional time and supplies): $30

  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork (required for pets 8 years and older): $65

*Additional fees may apply for cryptorchid animals, pyometra, exploratory surgery, or additional medications or services as needed.

Veterinarian in surgical cap holds three black cats

Availability

By appointment only Monday - Thursday. If no appointments are available, please check back as more will be added to the schedule.

On the day of your appointment, you will drop off your pet at the listed time:

  • Cat: 7:30 AM

  • Dog: 7:45 AM

All pets must be picked up before 4:30 PM.

Brachycephalic Breeds Policy

At this time we are unable to spay/neuter these brachycephalic breeds:

  • Boston Terriers

  • French Bulldogs

  • English Bulldogs

  • Old English Bulldogs

  • Pugs

  • Puggles

  • Pekingese

  • Other dogs exhibiting brachycephalic characteristics at the surgeon’s discretion

The flattened features of the brachycephalic dog can cause a variety of medical problems and be especially concerning for anesthetic safety. Brachycephalic dogs are more likely to have complications with surgery recovery post-anesthesia. In recovery, their airway can be compromised and cause breathing issues or other medical complications. Please contact a full-service veterinarian to spay/neuter your brachycephalic dog.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

Financial aid is available for pet owners in Davidson County experiencing financial hardship. 

 

To apply for SNAP, please complete this form. Call (615) 512-5001 or email info@petcommunitycenter.org if you have questions.

Your pet may qualify for a $15 spay or neuter and a rabies vaccination* if you live in Davidson County and one of the following applies:

  • You receive any type of government assistance such as SNAP (food stamps), Medicare or TennCare, SS Disability, WIC, Unemployment, Public Housing.

  • You are experiencing temporary hardship due to COVID-19, extreme medical expenses, natural disasters, or other causes.

  • Other types of need may qualify.  Please call us at (615) 512-5001 for more information.

*rabies vaccine is only included in the price at the time of spay/neuter surgery

  • What is spay/neuter surgery?
    Spay/neuter refers to the surgical procedure to render a dog or cat unable to produce litters of puppies or kittens. Female animals are "spayed," and male animals are "neutered."
  • At what age can my pet get spayed/neutered?
    Dogs can be spayed/neutered beginning when they are 3 months old or when they weigh 3 pounds. Cats can be spayed/neutered when they are 2 months old or weigh 2 pounds. If females are spayed before their first heat (which usually occurs when they are five to six months old), breast cancer can be almost completely prevented. Younger pets also recover more quickly from the surgery and experience less pain following surgery than older pets. In short – the sooner the better.
  • What are the benefits of getting my pet spayed/neutered?
    Reduces animal homelessness, shelter intake, and euthanasia rates Stops reproduction and heat cycles Decreases risk of certain types of cancer May prevent certain behavioral problems: roaming, fighting, "marking" territory, and aggression Decreases risk of reproductive infections
  • How can I calm my reactive pet down for their surgery?
    If your pet is very shy, fearful, or reactive, we recommend giving them our Chill Protocol prior to their vaccine clinic or surgery appointment. Our Chill Protocol includes oral sedatives to help canines or felines relax and de-stress. We will need to see your pet prior to their appointment date to do a quick exam, get their accurate weight, and send the Chill Protocol home with you. We are available to see your pet for their Chill Protocol exam Monday- Thursday, 9:00 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Please text 615-512-5001 with the date and approximate time that you would like to bring your animal in for a Chill Protocol exam. (Please note that if your pet cannot be handled safely on the day of their appointment, we will not be able to serve them. We will then ask you to get our Chill Protocol and reschedule their appointment.)
  • How should I care for my pet after they are spayed/neutered?
    After your pet is spayed/neutered, it is important that they are well cared for to prevent complications. To learn more about what to expect after your pet's surgery, please click here (English) or here (Spanish) to read our post-operative instructions.
  • How should I care for a community cat after they are spayed/neutered?
    Community cats also need to be well cared for after surgery to prevent complications. To learn more about how to care for a community cat after surgery, please click here (English) or here (Spanish) to read our community cat post-operative instructions.
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