Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spaying and neutering are routine procedures that can make life easier for your furry friend. Spay and neuter surgery prevents your pet from reproducing and it will lower their risk of developing certain cancers. Our veterinary care team is highly capable of performing both operations successfully.

What is spaying and neutering?

Spaying is a type of surgery that removes the female’s uterus and ovaries. The patient is placed under anesthesia and an incision is made on the abdomen to remove the organs. At the end of the procedure, your pet will no longer be able to reproduce.

Neutering is the male equivalent of spaying. Your male furry friend is placed under anesthesia and the testicles are removed. After the surgery your furry pal won’t be able to impregnate female pets.

Before both procedures we perform a full blood panel and other testing to ensure your pet is healthy. During the operation we closely monitor their vitals to prevent any complications and keep them safe.

Why is it important to spay or neuter my pet?

Spay and neuter surgery are mostly known for reducing your loyal companion’s ability to reproduce. Some other benefits of having the procedure are:

1. Eliminates bad behaviours such as humping, roaming, becoming aggressive with other animals or fighting.
2. Reduces the risk of ovarian, prostate and testicular cancers
3. Reducing stray populations in shelters
4. Limits bacterial infections and urinary tract disease

When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

We typically recommend pets get spayed or neutered before they reach 6-months of age. Around this time is when most pets usually go through heat cycles and have the urge to reproduce. If you have an older pet they can still get the procedure done as long as they are in good health. We encourage our clients to reach out to our veterinarians to discuss when they should spay or neuter their pet. Give us a call at 905.707.9059.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic