Before arriving at our facility, please familiarize yourself with the important information below.
Remember: Your pet must be at least 3 months old and weigh at least 3 lbs!
Our veterinarians recommend that pets are fully vaccinated against communicable diseases (distemper, parvo, and upper respiratory diseases) prior to surgery. Please consult your regular veterinarian for further information. In addition, Florida state law requires a current rabies vaccination for your pet. Please bring proof in the form of a certificate (tags are not acceptable forms of proof). It is not a requirement to have the rabies vaccination before surgery, but we are required to administer one at the time of surgery if one has not been given.
2. Withdraw Food After Midnight
Adult animals must have food withdrawn the night before surgery at midnight. Animals four months or younger may have food until 6:00 am, though all pets can have water up until the time of their appointment.
3. Keep your pet indoors
Pets must be kept indoors or confined the night before surgery. This ensures that they are not eating outside, which puts them at risk of aspiration during and after their surgery.
4. Patient Drop-off
Drop-off begins at 7:15 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m.
We do not accept late arrivals under any circumstances.
Cats check in at the front (north side) of the building. Please bring your cat carriers to the awning so an assistant can being processing your check-in.
Dogs check in at the back (south side) of the building. Follow the sign around to the back. Please leave your dog in your car until an assistant asks for him/her.
7. Method of Payment
We accept payment in the form of cash or credit. Payment is due at time of patient drop-off.
8. Pets are picked up the same day
An assistant will let you know what time to pick up your pet when you finish registering with them. Pick-up is usually between 1-2 pm. Please note that we do not board pets.
9. About the surgery
In female animals, the uterus and ovaries are removed through a small incision in the abdominal wall, which renders them sterile. In male dogs and cats, the scrotum is not removed, only the testicles. This prevents the production of sperm, rendering them sterile. Our patients are completely asleep during surgery, unable to feel any discomfort. They are given an injection which will manage their pain for 24 hours. They should not need anything else as long as they leave their incision alone.
10. Tattoo = Spay/Neuter
Your pet will receive a small, green tattoo near the incision site. This tattoo is not another incision—it’s just a small score in the top layers of the skin filled with tattoo ink and covered with surgical glue. The tattoo will ensure that anyone examining your animal will know they have been sterilized.