Spays (ovariohysterectomies) and neuters (castrations) are commonly performed surgeries at Montpelier Veterinary Hospital that can help your cat or dog live a longer and healthier life. Having these surgeries performed when pets are young can greatly reduce the likelihood of certain cancers and infections and help avoid unwanted behaviors. For more information about these procedures and current recommendations for cats and dogs by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), please see our additional resources provided on this page.
Each patient undergoing surgery will recieve a physical examination and lab work prior to anesthesia as well as intravenous fluid therapy and continuous anesthetic monitoring and support. When they go home, your pet may need to wear an E-collar to prevent them from licking or chewing at their surgical incision. If you need one of these, please let us know!
Mild grogginess the day of surgery after getting home is normal as well as mild redness, swelling, or blood from the incision in the days following surgery. However, if you are concerned about your pet's incision or behaviors following surgery, please reach out to us!
The veterinarians and staff at Montpelier Veterinary Hospital hope to work with you to make the best decisions for your beloved pet's care!