Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Surgical sterilization is part of being a responsible cat owner. By ensuring your cat is spayed or neutered, you are helping to control the feline population. Spays and neuters are routine procedures that are typically done in the first year of your cat’s life. These procedures are safe, and recovery time is quick.
A spay is a surgical procedure performed on a female cat. During the procedure, the uterus and ovaries are removed. A neuter is a surgical procedure performed on a male cat. During the procedure, the testicles are removed.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
We recommend that all cats are spayed or neutered by the age of 6 months.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
A spay procedure is done under a general anesthetic for her safety and comfort. During a spay, your cat’s ovaries and uterus are surgically removed. We administer a fast-acting pain medication during the procedure to control any discomfort. Your cat is closely monitored during and after her spay by a veterinarian or a registered veterinary technician. A neuter is a routine surgical procedure, where the testicles of a male cat are safely removed via an incision in the scrotum. The procedure is done under a deep sedation. A fast acting pain medication is administered during the procedure to control any discomfort. Your cat will be closely monitored during and after the procedure by a veterinarian or registered veterinary technician.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Morinville Veterinary Clinic