Spay and Neutering Services

Spay and Neutering Services

As a responsible pet parent, ensuring your pet is spayed or neutered is an absolute must. Overpopulation is a major issue not only here, but in other parts of the world. Animal rescues and shelters are simply not able to care for all the stray or unwanted animals so many of them end up being euthanized. Spaying or neutering can also protect your pet from a wide variety of health problems. To learn more, feel free to call us at (780) 475-9225.

What does it mean when a pet is fixed?
This means they are no longer able to produce their own offspring. Spaying is the surgery that removes the female reproductive organs, while neutering is the equivalent procedure for males.

Are spaying and neutering safe for pets?
Yes. Before the procedure, we conduct blood tests and other exams to make sure your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia and the surgery in general. Anesthesia is necessary so your pet will not feel unnecessary pain, and so the veterinarian can properly conduct the procedure. Our technicians will monitor your pet’s heart rate and other vital signs throughout the operation. Once complete, we will give you all the info, tools and after-care medications you need to help your pet recover successfully. Most pets can go home the same day of their surgery and it is often performed along with other procedures like microchipping.

When should I get my pet fixed?
It depends entirely on their species and breed. Dogs are usually spayed or neutered once they reach 6-months-old while cats usually get the procedure done anywhere from 3- to 6-months-old. After a certain age, these procedures can be safely performed at any time throughout your pet’s adult life and even when they are much older.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 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 Delton Veterinary Hospital