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.
Part of responsible pet ownership is the decision to have your dog spayed or neutered. There are numerous health and behavioural benefits associated with this routine procedure. Visit this page for information related to Kitten Spay & Neuter
When a puppy is spayed or neutered, their reproductive organs (the ovaries and uterus in females; the testes in males) are removed. This prevents accidental breeding from occurring and helps to prevent an overpopulation of dogs who end up in shelters and rescue groups awaiting their new home. Breeding should be reserved for experienced individuals who are committed to making sure hereditary health issues are not passed along to future generations.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Neutering or spaying your pet has many benefits. Intact animals are more likely to engage in aggressive behaviour, be hit by cars, or runaway during breeding times. Neutering also eliminates the risk of diseases of the reproductive organs like life-threatening infections and some cancers.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
The age when a dog is spayed or neutered is variable and is affected by many factors, such as breed, intention to use as breeding stock, and any underlying health concerns to name a few. The age/month at which your pet is neutered should be discussed with your veterinarian so that you can decide together what the right age is for your pet.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
The cost to spay or neuter services depends on whether they are male or female, how old the pet is, and how much your pet weighs as larger pets require more anesthetic medications. Please call the clinic at 905-664-4888 to get an estimate tailored to your pet.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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 905-664-4888. 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. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital