Our Spay/Neuter Clinic
Spay and neuter is an act of love, for our pets, our community, and for millions of helpless, homeless animals. We hope that you would join us in ending the needless killing.
We are open Monday through Wednesday 7:30am - 5:00pm (closed for lunch 12pm-1pm)Thursday 8:30am-2pm
S/nipped hosts a vaccine clinic from 8am-2pm one Sunday a month (generally the 3rd Sunday). S/nipped is closed on the Wednesday that follows for surgeries and closed for business that Thursday that follows.
Do you have questions about when to spay and neuter your pet? S/Nipped recommends patients be spayed and neutered prior to 4 months old, for more information visit: whentospay.org.
For female pets, here is some valuable information about the risks of mammary tumors and how to prevent them.
Dogs: Mammary Tumors
Cats: Mammary Tumors
NEW PRICES AS OF 04/09/2018
Spay & Neuter
Price List for Surgical Patients Only
(SEE PRICE SHEET BELOW FOR VACCINE CLINIC)
Female Dog Spay $125 plus $25 if over 50 lbs
Male Dog Neuter $100 plus $25 if over 50 lbs
Female Cat Spay $85
Male Cat Neuter $60
Feral Cat Package $65
If Your Pet Is Pregnant There Will Be A Fee Of $10 For Fluids
All cats are injected with a 72 hour pain reliever which is included in the price of the Spay/Neuter/Feral Cat Package
Declined Patient Exam Fee $20
(This fee is assessed when a patient is denied surgery; it covers the cost of our time for the pre-operative exam and helps to recover some of our lost fees due to an unused surgical space).
Declined Patient Anesthesia fee $40
(This fee is assessed when a surgical candidate has been anesthetized and during surgical prep we find the animal is already spayed or neutered or has a condition that the veterinarian deems a denial for continuation with the surgical process.)
Crypt orchid fee (undescended testicle/s) $60
S/Nipped does offer a few additional low cost services to our surgical patients, those services include:
Microchipping (permanent ID for pets) $30
FVRCP Vaccination for cats $15.00
Leukemia Vaccination for Cats $15.00
DHLPP Vaccination for Dogs $15.00
Bordetella Vaccination for Dogs $15.00
Rabies Vaccination $15.00
FeLV/FIV/Heartworm Test for Cats $30
Heartworm Test for Dogs $30
Flea Treatment for Dogs and Cats $10 (Advantage II)
Roundworm Treatment for Dogs $10
Roundworm Treatment for Cats $5
Tapeworm Treatment for Dogs $25
Tapeworm Treatment for Cats $15
Flea/Ear mite/Roundworm Hookworm treatment for Cats (Revolution) $15
Nail Trim $5/Anal Glands $5
Cardboard Pet Carrier $10
These two services are highly recommended for all animals:
Additional Take home Pain Medication $10
We do have restrictions at the clinic. Our belief is that spay/neuter is an elective procedure and may not be beneficial for all pets, therefore we will decline pets who are not good surgical candidates. Those pets 7 years and older are at a much higher risk during surgery so the S/Nipped team asks that you contact your local veterinarian for those geriatric surgical clients, exceptions may be made on a case by case basis with prior blood work only.
Please visit the appointments section for more information on scheduling an appointment and "need to know" information about pre-operative and post-operative care.
Low Cost Vaccine Clinic
Typically the 3rd Sunday of every month from 8am-2pm,
no appointment needed.
FVRCP Vaccination for Cats $18.00
Leukemia Vaccination for Cats $18.00
DHLPP/DHPP Vaccination for Dogs $18.00
Bordetella Vaccination for Dogs $18.00
Rabies Vaccination $18.00
FeLV/FIV/Heartworm Test for Cats $35
Heartworm Test for Dogs $35
Advantage II $15
Roundworm Treatment for Dogs $10/ Cats $5
Tapeworm Treatment for Dogs $25/ Cats $20
*Revolution-Flea/Ear mite/Roundworm Hookworm treatment for Cats $20 (a prescription medication which requires an exam)
*Dog Revolution $25 (a prescription medication which requires a Heartworm test and exam if not on file with S/Nipped in the last year)
Nail Trim $5
Anal Glands $5
To Make an Appointment
You can make an appointment for your cat, dog, puppy or kitten spay or neuter by calling us at 541-808-2377. Appointments are required for all patients (we cannot accept walk-in patients). A $20 deposit is required at the time you make your appointment, which will be applied to your final balance. Your deposit will be returned to you if you cancel at least 2 business days prior to your appointment otherwise the deposit becomes nonrefundable. Deposits are nonrefundable for animals who are denied surgery during the exam process.
Check in time
Check in time is at 7:30am, any persons arriving later than 7:45am will be asked to reschedule their animals for another day and the deposit will be forfeited. Please leave your animals in the safety and comfort of your car until you are checked in with our staff. Dogs and cats who you know as your loving companions can easily be startled and become aggressive around other animals and unfamiliar humans. New places, new sights, new smells and new sounds can be very frightening to even the tamest of animals.
Pre- Operative instructions and Admission Form
Please remove food, water is fine, from your pet 4 months and older by 9pm the night before your scheduled appointment. Cats need to be brought in separate carriers, please no loose cats or cats brought wrapped in blankets. For your pets health and safety and the health and safety of our staff hard sided pet carriers work best. Leashes for dogs are fine.
If your animal is timid or appears to be nervous around other humans we may ask you to assist us with your animal’s exam for the health and safety of your pet and the health and safety of our staff.
Our admission form reads:
S/Nipped clinic uses qualified staffing and approved materials for all procedures performed. It is important for you to understand that the risk of injury or death, although extremely low, is always present just as it is for humans who undergo surgery. Carefully read and understand the following before signing your name.
I, acting as owner or agent of the pet named above, hereby request and authorize S/Nipped clinic, through whomever veterinarians they may designate, to perform an operation for sexual sterilization of the animal named on the above portion of this form.
I understand that the operation presents some hazards and that injury to or death of such an animal may conceivably result, for there is some risk in the procedure and the use of anesthetics and drugs in providing this service.
I either certify that my animal has been vaccinated within one year prior to this date or waive my right to protect my animal by having it vaccinated, or request vaccinations at the time of surgery. I understand that it takes up to two weeks for vaccinations to protect my animal.
I understand the inherent risks of failing to maintain current vaccinations and waive all claims arising out of or connected with the performance of this operation due to such failure.
I certify my animal is in good health and has had no food since 9 P.M. the evening prior to surgery unless otherwise instructed.
I understand that S/Nipped clinic has the right to refuse service to any animal to whom surgery is deemed a health risk.
I understand that S/Nipped clinic may not perform a complete physical examination before surgery is performed. I also understand that my animal will not receive pre-operative bloodwork and waive my right to have this service performed prior to surgery at a full-service veterinarian.
I understand that some factors significantly increase surgical risk, including by not limited to, pregnancy, heat, disease such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Leukemia, and internal and external parasites.
I understand that if my animal is pregnant, the pregnancy will be terminated at time of surgery.
I understand that if my animal has live fleas upon presentation, he/she will be given a short-acting flea killing medication.
I understand that if my animal has an umbilical hernia, it will be repaired at the time of surgery at an additional charge of $15.
I understand if I don't retrieve my pet at the agreed upon time, S/Nipped clinic will exercise its right to turn the animal over to Coos County Animal Shelter.
I hereby release S/Nipped clinic, all veterinarians, assistants, volunteers, directors, and employees from any and all claims arising out of or connected with the performance of this procedure or any adverse reactions from vaccinations. I agree that I have not and will not claim any right of compensation from them, or any of them, or file action by reason of such sterilization or attempted sterilization of such animal or any consequences related thereto. Owner/agent hereby agrees to indemnify and hold S/Nipped spay and neuter clinic harmless for any damages caused during transportation or handling of the animal, or for any damages caused by any unforeseeable events including fire, vandalism, burglary, extreme weather, natural disaster or acts of God.
Your animal will receive a small tattoo on his/her underside to show that s/he has been sterilized.
Check out time
Check out time for patients is between 2pm-5pm most days depending on the patient load, you will be notified at the time of check-in what the exact time check-out will be. Please be flexible during those hours and understanding about process. Any person arriving later than a half hour after the discharge time will be assessed $20 late arrival fee. Our staff is paid hourly and our nonprofit cannot afford overtime wages. So please be responsible and arrive at the designated check-out time. Any animals remaining at 5:30pm will be turned over to Coos County Animal Control, fees may be associated with this process as Animal Control deems necessary. The check-in and check-out process take approximately 30-60 minutes each please allow this amount of time.
Post Operative Instructions
Did you lose your hard copy of the post-operative instructions the clinic provides at the time of check out? Here they are.
No running, jumping, playing, swimming, or other strenuous activity for 7-10 days. Keep your pet quiet. Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry, and warm. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats kept indoors.
Check the incision site twice daily. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar MUST be applied to prevent it. You may purchase an E-Collar at the clinic for a minimal cost.
Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery. Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea or vomiting are not normal and your pet should be examined. Please call the clinic at 541-808-2377 for an appointment. Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery.
Do not change your pet's diet at this time and do not give junk food, table scraps, milk, or any other people food during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complications.
We recommend your pet receive a post-operative examination with your regular veterinarian 7-10 days after surgery. Have the incision checked for complete healing, to remove any skin sutures, and to discuss additional needs, follow-up care and vaccination boosters.
If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call this office at 541-808-2377.
Your pet received a tattoo next to their incision. This tattoo is a scoring process in the skin, IT IS NOT AN EXTRA INCISION.
S/Nipped clinic will treat at our clinic, at minimal cost any post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-op instructions are followed in full. Your regular veterinarian must address illness or injuries that are not a direct result of the surgery. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously or properly vaccinated.