La Concepcion Animal Hospital:
Spay and Neuter Services
At La Concepcion Animal Hospital, our veterinarian in Santa Barbara, Dr. Michele A. Everitt, performs spay and neuter services for our customers. If you have a new pet, or are considering having an older pet fixed, please learn about the importance of spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.
Our Spay and Neuter Services
At La Concepcion Animal Hospital, we spay and neuter cats and dogs that are 6 months of age or older. While it is best to spay and neuter young pets, as they will not add to the animal overpopulation problem, we are happy to spay and neuter pets at any age. Here's what you can expect when you bring your cat or dog to us for this procedure:
Pet health check - Before we spay or neuter your pet, our veterinarians in Santa Barbara will perform a thorough examination to make sure you pet is well.
Skilled veterinary care - Our veterinarians have the proper training and education to perform this surgery. We do it all the time, so you can relax and trust us when it comes to taking great care of your pets.
Pet comfort during and after - Our veterinary surgeon will administer anesthesia so that your pet will be comfortable during the procedure. We will watch to make sure the wound is properly sealing and send your furry friend home with complete care instructions so you do not have to worry.
What are the Benefits of Spay and Neuter?
When you spay or neuter your pets, you set them up for a lifetime of greater health and happiness. When your pets are not overcome by their biological urges, they will be calmer and happier.
For females, spaying reduces the likelihood of mammary cancer and uterine infections. Spaying also prevents your pet from mating, and introducing more animals into a city that is already overcrowded with unwanted pets. With local shelters crowded, there is simply not room for additional pets so we urge you to get your cat or dog fixed.
Neutering male pets not only reduces their risk of prostate cancer, it decreases aggression, marking, and spraying. You will spend less time cleaning up after your male cat or dog, and experience fewer behavioral problems, when you get them fixed.
Finally, you will enjoy your pets more when they are fixed. Male pets that are not fixed are more likely to escape or roam, which increases their risk of getting lost, run over, or in a fight. Female pets that are spayed will not go into heat, during which time they yowl and urinate around the house.
If you are ready to make a vet surgeon appointment for spay or neuter, please contact our office at 805-685-4513 or use our online appointment request form to set up your appointment. We look forward to helping you take the very best care of your pets and thank you for choosing our practice.